29 June 2020

​​Seven new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed between 8pm on 27 June and 8pm on 28 June, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,184. All of today’s new cases are those of returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

A total of 11,833 tests were notified in the reporting period, compared with 18,114 tests in the previous 24 hours. NSW has carried out more than 842,000 COVID-19 tests.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,184
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 51
Cases reported recovered​​ 2,784
Total tests carried out 842,374

There are currently 53 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, with none in intensive care. In NSW, 2,784 people are known to have recovered from COVID-19.

Since 29 March 2020, 3,391 symptomatic returned travellers have been tested in hotels, with 107 of those (3 per cent) found positive. Travellers are also screened on day 10 of quarantine. Since this screening began on 15 May 2020, 12,167 returned travellers have been screened on day 10 of quarantine with 64 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 Melbourne with COVID-19 outbreaks until community transmission has been contained.

We urge anyone planning to visit Melbourne to keep up to date with travel advisories and 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 for 14 days.

To minimise the risk of spreading the virus, it is essential all people follow directions they receive about home isolation and quarantine. Everyone should continue 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 themselves from others and get tested for COVID-19. A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available at COVID-19 Clinics.​

Confirmed cases to dat​e

By likely sourc​e of infection

Source Count
Overseas 1,870
Interstate acquired 69
Locally acquired – co​ntact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 881
Locally acquired – contact not identified 363
Under investigation 1
Total 3,184

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

Video update with Dr Jeremy McAnulty​​​

 

Dr Jeremy McAnulty provides a COVID-19 update for Monday 29 June

Page Updated: Monday 29 June 2020