14 September 2020

Four new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,981.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,981
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 54
Total tests carried out​​ 2,490,154

There were 9,316 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 14,426 in the previous 24 hours.

Testing numbers have dropped over the past two weeks, which is a concern particularly in areas like South Western, Western and South Eastern Sydney.

Of the four new cases to 8pm last night:

  • Three are overseas travellers in hotel quarantine
  • ​One is locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster

The new case is a close contact of a previous case who attended the Eastern Suburbs Legion Club. This person had been in self-isolation while infectious.

While there has only been one new locally acquired case recorded in the past 24 hours, the virus is likely circulating among

people in the community with mild symptoms. As such, the risk of outbreaks and a resurgence of cases remains.

It’s vital that everyone who does have the virus is tested and diagnosed, in order to stop further spread to others.

NSW Health is again urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – to come forward and get tested, so cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.

This is even more important with the upcoming school holidays, when people will travel across the state.

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.

NSW Health is treating 81 COVID-19 cases, including six in intensive care, three of whom are being ventilated. Eighty-eight per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

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 2,107
Interstate acquired 89
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 1,390
Locally acquired – contact not identified 395
Under investigation 0
Total 3,981

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 travell​ers tested​ 5,082
Found positive 124
Since 30 June 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 23,867
Fo​und positive 118
Since 15 May 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10 36,085
Found positive 120

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