25 June 2020

Four new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed between 8pm on 23 June and 8pm on 24 June.

One new case is a student of Lane Cove West Public School. The case is under investigation, and all close contacts are being contacted and isolated. The school is closed today for a deep clean.

Three other new cases are those of returned travellers, who are in hotel quarantine.

One previously confirmed case has been excluded after further testing, meaning the total number of cases in NSW is now 3,162.

A total of 17,175 tests were carried out, compared with 13,278 tests in the previous 24 hours. More than three quarters of a million COVID-19 tests have now been carried out in NSW.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)​​ 3,162
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 51
Cases reported recovered2,776
Total tests carried out 773,415

There are currently 54 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, with none in intensive care. In NSW, 2,776 people are known to have recovered from COVID-19.

Today NSW Health has announced that the death in April of an 85-year-old man has been reclassified as COVID-19 related. The change follows new national guidance on the classification of deaths and means NSW has now recorded 51 deaths from COVID-19. 

The man was a resident of Opal Aged Care, Bankstown, and was diagnosed with COVID-19 on 7 April. Sadly, he passed away on 27 April, after two negative swabs had been recorded.

One previous case of COVID-19 has, following further testing, now been excluded as a case. 

This case was reported three days ago on June 22, a man in his 30s from south-western Sydney.

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, 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. Anyone who returns from Melbourne hotspots, including NSW residents, should not attend aged care facilities, hospitals, or other settings with vulnerable people, and should avoid gatherings outside of their immediate household for a period of 14 days.

Since 29 March 2020, 3,220 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, 10,759 returned travellers have been screened on day 10 of quarantine with 52 found positive.

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 practice good hygiene by coughing and sneezing into their elbow or a tissue, washing their hands regularly, isolate themselves 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

Overseas 1,850
Interstate acquired 69
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 881
Locally acquired – contact not identified 362
Under investigation​ 0
Total 3,162

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

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