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