NSW latest Covid-19 update as at 9 January

NSW recorded one new locally acquired case of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This case has been linked to the Berala cluster.

Five cases were also recorded in returned travellers, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,812.

There were 25,646 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 26,112. NSW Health continues to urge everyone throughout the state to continue to come forward with even the mildest of symptoms. High testing rates are vital to finding undetected cases and helping to contain the spread of COVID-19.

CasesCount
Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 4,812
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 4,331,336

Of the six cases to 8pm last night:

  • One is linked to the Berala cluster, and is a contact of a previously reported case. There are now 21 cases in the Berala cluster.
  • Five cases were acquired overseas.

As announced yesterday, the NSW Government has put in place a new Public Health Order to ensure anyone entering NSW from the Greater Brisbane area follows ‘stay at home’ rules.

Under the Order, anyone entering NSW by any mode of transport from the City of Brisbane, City of Ipswich, Lockyer Valley Region, Logan City, Moreton Bay Region, Redland City, Scenic Rim Region, and Somerset Region must go directly to their home or place of accommodation in NSW, and remain there until 6pm on Monday, 11 January 2021.

The Order also applies to anyone who has arrived in NSW from these areas since 12.01am on Saturday, 2 January 2021. Further information is available at Requirements for Queensland arrivals into NSW .

NSW Health last night announced several new venues in Burwood in Sydney’s Inner West that have been visited by a confirmed case of COVID-19, including Artisaint Café, Bing Lee and Burwood Westfield. Please check the NSW Government website and follow the health advice if you were at any of these locations at the times listed.

NSW Health has also revised the advice for Costume in Avalon. Anyone who attended the store on Thursday 31 December between 2pm and 2.15pm must now get tested immediately and self‑isolate until they receive a negative result. Please check the NSW Government website regularly for new information on venues of concern.

Fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been detected in sewage treatment plants at Ulladulla, Warriewood, Northmead, Quakers Hill and Camellia.

NSW Health is aware of positive COVID-19 cases who live in the Warriewood, Northmead, Quakers Hill and Camellia catchments but is asking everyone in the area to be vigilant in monitoring for symptoms, and if they appear to isolate and get tested immediately.

In the Ulladulla area, there have been no recent locally acquired cases or returned travellers who tested positive.

This could mean there are undetected cases of COVID in the community or someone with the virus visited the area, so we are asking everyone in that area to be especially vigilant in monitoring for symptoms, and if they appear get tested and isolate immediately.

The Ulladulla catchment takes sewage from Narrawallee, Milton, Mollymook Beach, Ulladulla, Kings Point, Burrill Lake, Dolphin Point, Lake Tabourie.

There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.

NSW Health is treating 110 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (99 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas 5322,651
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 1151,625
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00435
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 0211
Under initial investigation000
Total6494,812

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.

*notified from 8pm 7 January 2020 to 8pm 8 January 2021

**from 8pm 2 January 2021 to 8pm 8 January 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 8,612
Found positive 179
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 66,018
Found positive417
Since 15 May 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1078,289
Found positive177

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