07 July 2020

There have been seven new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Three previous cases have been excluded following further analysis, meaning the total number of cases now stands at 3,244. A further two probable cases have been identified in Albury and are undergoing further testing.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,244
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 51
Cases reported recovered2,798
Total tests carried out 963,733 

Six of today’s new cases are returned travellers in hotel quarantine. The seventh case is a recently returned traveller who tested negative on day 10 of quarantine, but developed symptoms on his return home to Newcastle on Sunday, after being released from hotel quarantine. He and his close contacts are in isolation. 

The two probable cases in Albury are not included in today’s new cases and are not included in Victoria’s totals.

A total of 9,746 tests were notified in the reporting period, compared with 11,555 tests in the previous 24 hours. NSW has now carried out more than 963,000 COVID-19 tests. 

There are 67 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, with one in intensive care. This person does not require a ventilator. In NSW, 2,798 people are known to have recovered from COVID-19.

Anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – is urged to self-isolate and seek testing.​ A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available or people can visit their GP.

It is essential people follow directions they receive about home isolation and quarantine and maintain COVID-safe practices of physical distancing of 1.5 metres, cough or sneeze into their elbow, and regularly wash their hands.

As of 12.01am today, the NSW HotSpot Order was extended to residents from Greater Melbourne. 

This means they can only enter NSW for very limited reasons, such as obtaining medical care, or fulfilling a legal obligation.

The border between NSW and Victoria will be closed from 12.01am Wednesday, 8 July.

The requirement for NSW residents returning from Melbourne hotspots to self-isolate for 14 days will then be extended to anyone returning from Victoria. Heavy penalties and fines apply. 

Provisions will be in place for residents of border regions, such as Albury-Wodonga.

See details of the July 7 NSW Hotspot Order​

Confirmed cases to date

By likely source of infectionCount
Overseas 1,933
Interstate acquired 69
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 881
Locally acquired – contact not identified 361
Under investigation 0
Total 3,244

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

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 3,730
Found positive 115
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at Day 2 2,574
Found positive16
Since 15 May 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at Day 1014,437
Found positive90

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