new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night,
bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,808.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)
|Total tests carried out
There were 25,874 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 10,375 in the previous 24 hours.
Of the six new cases reported to 8pm last night:
- One case was acquired overseas and is in hotel quarantine
- Five cases are locally acquired with the source not identified at this point
Of the locally acquired cases:
- Two, a man and woman in their 40s from Western Sydney, are household contacts of each other
- Two unrelated cases, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s are from South Eastern Sydney
- One is a woman in her 30s from Sydney
Two of the new cases attended City Tattersalls Fitness Centre on Pitt Street. Anyone who attended this venue on August 19, 21 or 23 should be alert for symptoms, and if any develop get tested and self-isolate immediately.
NSW Health is working closely with City Tattersalls Fitness Centre to directly contact close contacts. The fitness centre has been closed for cleaning.
NSW Health is also alerting people who may have been to another building, 300 George Street Sydney, on August 19, 20, 21 or 24 to be alert for symptoms, and if any develop to get tested and self-isolate immediately, after one of the new cases worked here while infectious.
One of the new cases attended the Apple Store, Broadway whilst infectious on Saturday 22 August from 3.40pm-4.40pm. Anyone who attended the store at this time should be alert for symptoms, and if any develop get tested and self-isolate immediately.
One of the new cases is a trainee bus driver who had limited contact with passengers. He worked one day whilst infectious and was wearing a mask. NSW Health is working with Transport for NSW to identify anyone who may be considered a contact.
There are currently 72 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. There are seven COVID-19 patients in intensive care and four are ventilated. 86 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
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