Six new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,007.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)
|Total tests carried out
There were 16,843 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 20,411 in the previous 24 hours.
Of the six new cases to 8pm last night:
- Five are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine
- One is locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster
One new case was a household contact of a previous case who attended Liverpool Hospital. They have been in isolation. There are 21 cases linked to Liverpool Hospital dialysis cluster.
NSW Health advises further assessments and testing continue on the case from the Murrumbidgee Local Health District notified yesterday. NSW Health is taking a cautious approach and the individual and close contacts will remain in isolation, while further testing is undertaken.
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.
While the number of locally acquired cases recorded in the past 24 hours is low, 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.
NSW Health is treating 85 COVID-19 cases, including four in intensive care, two of whom are being ventilated. Eighty-seven 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
|Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster
|Locally acquired – contact not identified
Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Symptomatic travellers tested
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10