25 August 2020

Three new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,802. 

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,802
Deaths (in NSW from confirm​​ed cases) 54
Total tests carried out 2,026,668

There were 10,375 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 20,720 in the previous 24 hours. 

Of the three new cases reported to 8pm last night:

  • One case was acquired overseas and is in hotel quarantine
  • Two are close contacts of previous cases

One case is a healthcare worker at Liverpool Hospital. They had been identified as a close contact of a previous case and were in self-isolation for their infectious period.

The other case is a student who attends Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta. They had been identified as a close contact of a previous case and were in self-isolation for their infectious period.

There are currently 84 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. There are seven COVID-19 patients in intensive care and four are ventilated. 88 per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

While case numbers have remained low this week, the virus continues to circulate in the community and we must all be vigilant. It is vital that high rates of testing continue in order to find the source of the cases still under investigation and to identify and stop further spread of the virus. 

For a list of locations associated with known cases and advice on testing and isolation, and areas identified for increased testing, see NSW Government - Latest new and updates.

Anyone directed to undertake a 14-day self-isolation period must stay in isolation for the full 14 days, even if they test negative during this time. 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. People who are infected and develop symptoms will generally do so within 14 days of exposure. If you have any cold or flu-like symptoms at all, assume it’s COVID-19 until proven otherwise – isolate and get tested right away; don’t delay.

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

Confirmed cases to date

By likely source of infection Count
Overseas 2,064
Interstate acquired 89
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 1,262
Locally acquired – contact not identified 387
Under investigation​ 0
Total 3,802

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

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Si​nce 29 March 2020 Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 4,680
Found positive 122
Since 30 June 2020 Count
As​ymptomatic travellers screened at a day 2 16,432
Found positive 85
Since 15 May 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at a day 10 29,611
Found positive 119
Current as at: Tuesday 25 August 2020