07 August 2020

Eleven new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8.00pm last night. One previous case was excluded after further testing, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,653. 

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,653
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)​​ 52
Total tests carried out 1,617,799

There were 27,937 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 28,035 in the previous 24 hours. 

Of the 11 new cases reported to 8.00pm last night:

  • one is still under investigation – a female in her 60s from south western Sydney
  • one new case was acquired in Victoria and has been in self-isolation 
  • nine were locally acquired linked to known cases, including:  
    • one attended the Apollo Restaurant in Potts Point 
    • eight are close contacts of known cases.

A household contact of a previously reported case attended St Francis Xavier's College (Hamilton East) on Monday 3, Tuesday 4, and Wednesday 5 August. The school has been notified and will be closed for cleaning. Contact tracing is underway.

While most cases in the past week have been associated with local clusters and close contacts with known cases, some have not been linked to known cases. 

To help stop the spread of COVID-19: 

  • If you are unwell, stay in, get tested and isolate.
  • Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
  • Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others. 
  • Wear a mask in situations where you cannot physically distance. 

A the full list of COVID-19 testing clinics​ is available,or people can visit their GP. 

Isolation is mandatory for anyone identified as a close contact (not a casual contact) of a case. Anyone directed to undertake a 14-day self-isolation period must stay in isolation for the full time, even if they test negative. Early testing may not detect an infection, and release from self-isolation based on a negative test could allow an infectious person to infect others in the community. Most people who are infected and develop symptoms will do so within 14 days of exposure. 

There are currently 109 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. There are 10 COVID 19 patients in intensive care. Five are ventilated. Eighty-six per cent of cases are being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

Confirmed cases to date:

By likely source of infection Count
Overseas 2,036
Interstate acquired 84
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 1,156
Locally acquired – contact not identified 376
Under inve​stigation 1
Total 3,653

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 2020 Count​
Symptomatic travellers tested 4,314
Found positive 120
Since 30 June 202​0 Count
Asymptomatic travellers scr​eened at a day 2 11,175
Found positive 69
Since 15 May 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at a day 10 24,785
Found positive 114

Video update

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COVID-19 update with Dr Jeremy McAnulty - 7 August 2020​​​

Current as at: Friday 7 August 2020