Twelve new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,902.
There 29,607 were tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 20,083 in the previous 24 hours.
Of the 12 new cases to 8pm last night:
Among today’s new cases is a contact of a previously reported case in a student at St Pauls Catholic College Greystanes and a new case in Girraween Public School, bringing the total linked to the schools to 12. Close contacts are isolating, and the schools have been cleaned and will re-open today. The source of the original infection has not been identified at this point.
NSW Health is treating 86 COVID-19 cases, including six in intensive care, three of whom are being ventilated. Eighty-six per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
A case reported yesterday attended a church service at Life in the Spirit Ministry, 13/7 Lyn Parade, Prestons, on Sunday, 30 August from 12.30-2.30pm. Anyone who attended this service is considered a close contact and must be tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 14 days (until midnight on 13 September) even if this test is negative.
Anyone who attended the following venues 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:
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.
COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community and we must all be vigilant. 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 - 3 September 2020