26 June 2020

Six new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed between 8pm on 24 June and 8pm on 25 June, bringing the total number of cases in NSW is to 3,168.

One case is a twelve-year-old student of Camden High School. The case is under investigation, and all close contacts are being contacted and isolated. The school is closed today for a deep clean.

Five other new cases are those of returned travellers in hotel quarantine. 

A total of 15,278 tests were carried out, compared with 17,175 tests in the previous 24 hours. More than 780,000 COVID-19 tests have now been carried out in NSW.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)​​ 3,168
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 51
Cases reported recovered 2,782
Total tests carried out 788,693

 A COVID pop-up testing clinic has been set up at Camden Hospital, with walk-in testing and no bookings required. The clinic will be open over the next three days between 10am and 4pm.

There are currently 57 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, with none in intensive care. In NSW, 2,782 people are known to have recovered from COVID-19.

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

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. These areas include the priority suburbs of Keilor Downs, Broadmeadows, Maidstone, Albanvale, Sunshine West, Hallam, Brunswick West, Fawkner, Reservoir and Pakenham.

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, 3,262 symptomatic returned travellers have been tested in hotels, with 105 of those (3 per cent) found positive. Travellers are also screened on day 10 of quarantine. Since this screening began on 15 May 2020, 11,243 returned travellers have been screened on day 10 of quarantine with 55 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

Source Count
Overseas 1,855
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 3,168

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

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Page Updated: Friday 26 June 2020