27 August 2020
Nine new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,817.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)3,817
Deaths (in NSW from confirm​​ed cases)54
Total tests carried out2,082,715

There were 30,173 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 25,874 in the previous 24 hours.

All of today’s new cases were locally acquired and linked to known cases, including:

  • five linked to the Sydney CBD cluster
  • four close contacts of previous cases 

Three of the new cases attended City Tattersalls Club gym, bringing to eight the total number of cases linked to the Sydney CBD cluster. Anyone who attended City Tattersalls gym between 8am to 2pm on 19, 21 or 23 August is a close contact and must get tested for COVID-19 and isolate at home for 14 days. Other members of City Tattersalls should get tested if they have even the mildest symptoms.

Cases have attended the following locations while infectious. 

NSW Health is contacting all known attendees of the Hunters Hill Bowling Club indoor dining room on 23 August from 12pm to 2pm to advise they are close contacts of a case and must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days, and remain isolated for the entire period, even if the test result is negative. People who attended other areas of the club are considered casual contacts and must monitor for symptoms and get tested if they develop.

People who attended the following locations are considered casual contacts and must monitor for symptoms and if they develop, get tested right away and isolate:

  • 4Pines Manly Brew Bar The Esplanade – 23 August from 3.30pm to 5pm 
  • Magpies Waitara restaurant – 24 August from 11.30am to 1:15pm 
  • Fitness First Balgowlah – 23 August from 9am to 12pm (NSW Health is calling to advise any close contacts who must immediately self-isolate for 14 days)
  • Destro’s Pharmacy 197-201 Victoria Road Drummoyne –  22 August from 11.20am to 11.40am
  • Fitness First Bond St – 20 and 21 August in the afternoon (NSW Health is calling to advise any close contacts who must immediately self-isolate for 14 days)

There are currently 74 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. There are six COVID-19 patients in intensive care and four are ventilated. 85 per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

While case numbers have remained low in the past two weeks, 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, advice on testing and isolation, and areas identified for increased testing, see COVID-19 testing clinics is available or people can visit their GP.

Confirmed cases to date

By likely source of infectionCount
Interstate acquired89
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster1,275
Locally acquired – contact not identified388
Under investigation​0

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 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested4,727
Found positive122
Since 30 June 2020Count
As​ymptomatic travellers screened at a day 217,066
Found positive86
Since 15 May 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at a day 1030,216
Found positive119

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