22 June 2020

Two new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed between 8pm on 20 June and 8pm on 21 June, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,151.

One of today’s new cases is a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.

The second is a man in his 30s from South Western Sydney. Further investigations are under way to determine the source and timing of the infection. He has not travelled or attended any mass gatherings recently. He is well and is isolating at home.

A total of 8,882 tests were carried out, compared with 13,643 tests in the previous 24 hours. Almost 735,000 COVID-19 tests have now been carried out in NSW.

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.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)​​ 3,151
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 50
Cases reported recovered 2,771
Total tests carried out 734,699

There are currently 46 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, none in intensive care. In NSW, 2,771 people are known to have recovered from COVID-19.

Since 29 March 2020, 3,082 symptomatic returned travellers have been tested in hotels, with 104 of those (3 per cent) found positive. Travellers are also screened on day 10 of quarantine. Since this screening began on 15 May 2020, 9,689 returned travellers have been screened on day 10 of quarantine with 41 found positive.

In line with the advice of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC), NSW Health strongly discourages travel to and from areas of Victoria with COVID-19 outbreaks until control of community transmission has been confirmed.

The Victorian Government has identified the local government areas of Hume, Casey and Brimbank, Moreland, Cardinia and Darebin as the focus of current outbreaks of concern.

There are also locally acquired cases of COVID-19 reported from other areas of metropolitan Melbourne so we urge anyone who is planning to visit Victoria to keep up to date with NSW Health and Victorian Health travel advisories.

To minimise the risk of virus transmission it is essential that people who have been directed into home isolation and quarantine arrangements follow these directions, and that everyone continues to maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres and regularly wash their hands.

NSW Health is urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – to isolate from others and to seek testing via their GP or by visiting one of the COVID-19 testing clinics. A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available at COVID-19 clinics.

Confirmed cases to date

By likely source of infection

Source Count
Overseas 1,837
Interstate acquired 69
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 882
Locally acquired – contact not identified 363
Under investigation​ 0
Total 3,151

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

Video update with Dr Jeremy McAnulty

 

Video update with Dr Jeremy McAnulty​​​