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.
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:
Seven new cases are linked to the August CBD cluster. Of these:
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:
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:
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:
A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available or people can visit their GP.
Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.
Video update with Dr Jeremy McAnulty - 1 September 2020