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)
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)
|Total tests carried out
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.
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