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.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)
|Total tests carried out
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.
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.
Confirmed cases to date
|Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster
|Locally acquired – contact not identified
Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Symptomatic travellers tested
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at a day 2
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at a day 10