04 September 2020

Eight new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,910.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,910
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 54
Total tests carried out 2,259,161

There were 23,169 were tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 29,607 in the previous 24 hours.

Of the eight new cases to 8pm last night:

  • One is a returned traveller in hotel quarantine
  • Seven are locally acquired and linked to a known source or cluster

Of the seven cases linked to known clusters:

  • Three are contacts of cases linked to the CBD cluster
  • Two are contacts of cases linked to the St Pauls Catholic College Greystanes cluster
  • Two are household contacts of previously reported cases linked to Liverpool Hospital

Two previously announced cases have been linked to the CBD cluster, bringing the total number of cases to 57.

NSW Health confirms the advice for residents of the Sydney Metropolitan, Nepean Blue Mountains and Central Coast regions to not visit friends and family in aged care facilities will continue through this weekend. This decision has been reached after careful consideration of the risks of COVID-19 being introduced into an aged care facility while the CBD cluster is brought under control.

While we understand and acknowledge this will be difficult for many families on Father’s Day, our priority is to prevent the spread of the virus to the most vulnerable people in the community. We encourage people to make the best of the COVID safe measures the aged care sector has put in place to make contact with their loved ones, including through audio visual links and window visits.

NSW Health is treating 87 COVID-19 cases, including seven in intensive care, four of whom are being ventilated. Eighty-five per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

A confirmed case attended New Brighton Golf Club, 43 Brickmakers Drive, Moorebank, while infectious on Friday 28 August 2020. Anyone who was at the club for two hours or more between 6.15pm and 12.30am is considered a close contact and must be tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 14 days – until midnight on 11 September – and stay isolated even if this test result is negative.

Other patrons who were there should monitor for symptoms. If symptoms appear, they should get tested and isolate until they received a negative result. NSW Health is conducting further assessments and will provide further information to other patrons if deemed close contacts.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the specified times should monitor for symptoms. If symptoms appear, they should get tested and isolate until they received a negative result:

  • Aldi North Strathfield, 20 George St North Strathfield – Tuesday 1 September 2020, 10:00am-10:30am
  • Bunnings Padstow, 88 Fairford Rd Padstow – Thursday 27 August 2020, 12:00pm-2:00pm

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:

  • If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away- don’t delay.
  • 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 on public transport, ride share, taxis, shopping, places of worship and other places where you can’t 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 2,081
Interstate acquired 89
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 1,349
Locally acquired – contact not identified 390
Under investigation 1
Total 3,910

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 4,876
Found positive 122
Since 30 June 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 19,764
Found positive 98
Since 15 May 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10 32,707
Found positive 120