Ten new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,861.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)
|Total tests carried out
There were 14,232 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 19,626 in the previous 24 hours.
Of the ten new cases to 8pm last night:
- Six are returned travellers in hotel quarantine
- Four are locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster
All four locally acquired cases are linked to the CBD cluster. These include:
- Two who are household contacts of previously reported cases
- Two who are a close contact of previously reported cases
One previous case from South Eastern Sydney whose source was under investigation has also been linked to the CBD cluster. The case was a passenger on the X39 bus at the same time as another previously reported case and may have shared other exposures. Further investigation is underway. There is now a total of 34 cases associated with this cluster.
NSW Health urges everyone to wear a mask while on public transport.
NSW Health is treating 66 COVID-19 cases, including six in intensive care and four who are ventilated. 86 per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
Anyone who attended the following venues is considered a casual contact and must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop. After testing, you must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received:
- Woolworths Balmain, 276 Darling St Balmain – Thursday 27 August, 10-11am
- Chemist Warehouse Balmain, 293 Darling St Balmain – Friday 28 August, 2-2.30pm
- Sushi Rio, 345 Victoria Ave Chatswood – Thursday 27 August, 5.45-7.30pm
- Coles, St Ives Shopping Centre – Friday 28 August, 1-2pm
One case worked at Reddam Early Learning Centre at Lindfield for three days on 25-27 August before becoming unwell in the evening of 27 August. The centre has been closed while cleaning and contact tracing are underway.
COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community and we must all be vigilant. It is vital people get a test as soon as they develop symptoms – not two or three days later. People should ensure that they stay at least 1.5m from others and that they wear a mask in situations - especially on public transport - where physical distancing is difficult.
Locations linked to known cases, advice on testing and isolation, and areas identified for increased testing can be found at NSW Government - Latest new and updates.
Anyone identified as a close contact and directed to undertake 14 days self-isolation must stay in isolation for the full 14 days, even if they test negative during this time.
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.
A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available or people can visit their GP.
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 day 2
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10