01 September 2020

Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,874.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,874
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 54
Total tests carried out 2,186,302

There were 14,815 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 14,232 in the previous 24 hours.

Of the 13 new cases to 8pm last night:

  • Two are returned travellers in hotel quarantine
  • Eleven are locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster

Seven new cases are linked to the August CBD cluster. Of these:

  • Two work at Reddam Early Learning Centre Lindfield
  • One visited Tattersalls City Gym
  • Two are household contacts of previous cases
  • Two are close contacts of previous cases.

There is now a total of 41 cases associated with the CBD cluster.

One new case is linked to cases at the Liverpool Hospital.

Three new cases attend St Paul’s Catholic College Greystanes. All Year 10 students at St Paul’s Greystanes have been identified as close contacts and directed to get tested and isolate for 14 days. The school will remain closed for onsite learning while contact tracing is under way. The source of the original case at St Paul’s is still under investigation.

As two more staff at Reddam Early Learning Centre Lindfield have now tested positive, all staff and children who attended the centre have been declared as close contacts and instructed to get tested and isolate for 14 days. The centre remains closed.

NSW Health is treating 73 COVID-19 cases, including six in intensive care and three who are ventilated. Eighty-six per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

Cases attended the following venues. Anyone who dined at the following venue is considered a close contact and must immediately get tested for COVID-19 regardless of symptoms and isolate for a full 14 days since attending, even if the test result is negative:

  • It’s Time for Thai restaurant, 233 Kings Street, Newtown on 28 August 2020 between 5:00 – 8:00pm

Anyone who attended the following venues or public transport is considered a casual contact of a case 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:

  • Kmart, Aldi, Coles and the food court at Warriewood Square shopping centre on 29 August between 12:30 - 2:30pm
  • Newtown Train Station, Kings Street Newtown 2042 on 28 August 2020 between 5.10pm - 5.20pm
  • BWS bottle shop, 123 King Street, Newtown on 28 August 2020 between 5.15pm – 5.40pm
  • Off Ya Tree clothing and body piercing store, 225 King Street, Newtown on 28 August 2020 between 7.15 - 7.55pm
  • Rydges Camperdown hotel, 9 Missenden Road, Camperdown 2050 on 29 August 2020 between 2.00-3.15pm
  • Blacktown to City train: 25 August departed Blacktown 6.58am, arrived Central 7.45am
  • Blacktown to City train: 26 August departed Blacktown 6.59am, arrived Central 7.41am
  • City to Blacktown train: 25 August departed Townhall 6:25pm, arrived Blacktown 7.18pm
  • City to Blacktown train: 26 August departed Wynyard 6:38pm, arrived Blacktown 7:35pm
  • 440 bus: 25 August departed Central Station, Eddy Ave, Stand B 7.54am; arrived Oxford St at West St 8:05am
  • 311 bus: 26 August departed Central Station, Eddy Ave, Stand B 7:48am; arrived Darlinghurst Rd at Burton St 7.58am
  • 389 bus: 25 August departed St Vincent's Hospital, Burton St, 4:12pm; arrived Town Hall Station, Park, St Stand J 4:23pm
  • 389 bus: 26 August departed St Vincent's Hospital, Burton St, 4.07pm; arrived Town Hall Station, Park St, Stand J, 4.23pm

Transport for NSW has dedicated cleaning crews across the network, including deep cleans and real time cleaning across all services.

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

By likely source of infection Count
Overseas 2,076
Interstate acquired 89
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 1,317
Locally acquired – contact not identified 392
Under investigation 0
Total 3,874

Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020 Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 4,796
Found positive 122
Since 30 June 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 18,742
Found positive 94
Since 15 May 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10 31,775
Found positive 120