26 September 2020

​One new case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,029. The new case is a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (incuding interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 4,029
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)​​ 55
Total tests carried out 2,660,159

There were 12,258 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 13,686 in the previous 24 hours.

With the start of school holidays and increased movement of people, NSW Health is appealing to everyone to get tested as soon as symptoms appear.

Testing numbers have declined in recent weeks. Please come forward for testing right away if you have a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19.

If you have symptoms at all – we need your help. We all need to do our part to keep the community safe from another outbreak. Get tested right away at the earliest symptoms and help protect friends and family from serious disease. This is especially important in South West Sydney.

Locations linked to known cases, advice on testing and isolation, and areas identified for increased testing can be found at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates.

NSW Health is treating 72 COVID-19 cases, including three in intensive care, none 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. When taking taxis or rideshare commuters should sit in the back and wear a mask.

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 2,142
Interstate acquired​ 90
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 1,405
Locally acquired – contact not identified 392
Under investigation 0
Total 4,029

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 trav​ellers tested 5,362
Found positive 127
Since 30 June 2020 Count
Asymptomatic tr​avellers screened at day 2 27,959
Found positive 141
Since 15 May 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10 40,623
Found positive 121