29 September 2020

For the fourth day in a row, NSW has not reported a single locally acquired case of COVID-19. 

Two new cases of COVID-19 in returned travellers were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,031. 

​​Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 4,031
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 55
Total tests carried out 2,685,126

There were 6,381 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 6,353 in the previous 24 hours. 

NSW Health thanks the community for all they have done towards reducing COVID-19 numbers and continues to ask people to remain vigilant and come forward for testing immediately if symptoms like a runny nose, scratchy throat, cough or fever appear.

This is particularly important with school holidays having started and increased movement of people around 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 news and updates.

NSW Health is treating 55 COVID-19 cases, including three in intensive care, none of whom are being ventilated. Eighty-four 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 rideshares, 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 2,144
Interstate acquired 90
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 1,405
Locally acquir​ed – contact not identified 392
Under investigation 0
Total 4,031

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
Sympto​​matic travellers tested 5,418
Found positive 127
Since 30 June 2020 Count
Asympto​matic travellers screened at day 2 28,952
Found positive 144
Since 15 May 2020 Count
Asym​ptomatic travellers screened at day 10 41,719
Found positive 121

Video update

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COVID-19 Video update - 29 September 2020​​​​​​​​​​​

Page Updated: Tuesday 29 September 2020