07 October 2020

NSW has reported no recent cases of locally transmitted COVID‑19 through to 8pm last night, for the twelfth consecutive day.

However, overnight three reports of cases have been received, including two in South Western Sydney and one in Western Sydney. These cases are under urgent investigation.

Three cases in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,060.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 4,060
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)​​ 55
Total tests carried out 2,757,899

There were 5,970 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 5,385 in the previous 24 hours.

Testing numbers have dropped recently, which is a concern. NSW Health is appealing to the community to come forward for testing right away if you have even the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19.

This is particularly important due to the new cases reported overnight. Testing is also important for people in the Hawkesbury and South Western Sydney areas, following yesterday’s report that traces of virus were recently detected at two treatment plants: North Richmond in the Hawkesbury and West Camden in South Western Sydney.

A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available or people can visit their GP.

NSW Health is treating 54 COVID-19 cases, including three in intensive care, none of whom are being ventilated. Eighty-one per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

COVID-19 may be continuing 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 when using public transport, rideshares and taxis, and in shops, places of worship and other places where you can’t physically distance. When taking taxis or rideshares, commuters should also sit in the back.

Locations linked to known cases, advice on testing and isolation, and areas identified for increased testing can be at NSW Government - Latest news and updates.

Confirmed cases to date

By likely source of infection Count
Overseas 2,171
Interstate acquired 91
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 1,405
Locally acquired – contact not identified 393
Under investigation​ 0
Total 4,060

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 5,663
Found positi​ve 130
Since 30 June 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 31,668
Found positive 155
Since 15 May 2020​ Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10 44,346
Found positive 124
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Press conference​​

Press conference - 7 October​​​​