16 June 2020

Three new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed between 8pm on 14 June and 8pm on 15 June. This brings the total number of cases in NSW to 3,134.

There were 7,895 tests carried out in the reporting period, compared with 7,201 in the previous 24 hours. Almost 650,000 COVID-19 tests have now been carried out in NSW.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,134
Deaths (in NSW fro​​m confirmed cases) 50
Cases reported recovered 2,768
Total tests carried out 649,337

There are currently 46 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, and none are in intensive care. In NSW, 2,768 people have recovered from COVID-19.

All three new cases are returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

NSW Health has now called all the families from Laguna Street and Rose Bay schools. Investigations are continuing into the source of the infections.

NSW Health is asking anyone who has been unwell or has flu-like symptoms to seek testing via their GP or by visiting one of the COVID-19 clinics. A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available at locations and opening hours of COVID-19 clinics.

NSW Health would like to thank those with symptoms for coming forward, getting tested and ensuring cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.

The virus may still be circulating in the community. People with mild symptoms or those who show no obvious symptoms can unknowingly pass it to others.

NSW Health is urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – or have a loss or smell and taste to isolate from others and get tested. This is important for everyone in the community, and we particularly urge anyone who has symptoms in the Sutherland and Illawarra areas to come forward for testing.

With the easing of restrictions, it remains essential that everyone maintains social distancing of 1.5m and regularly washes their hands to minimise the risk of virus transmission.

Confirmed cases to date

By likely source of infection

Source Count
Overseas 1,821
Interstate acquired 69
Locally acquired – contac​​​t of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 879
Locally acquired – contact not identified 365
Under investigation 0
Total 3,134

Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.​​​​

Video update with Dr Kerry Chant

 

Video update with Dr Kerry Chant​​

Page Updated: Tuesday 16 June 2020