09 October 2020

NSW has reported five cases of locally transmitted COVID 19 through to 8pm last night.

Five 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 4,082. 

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 4,082
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)​​ 55
Total tests carried out 2,783,265

There were 12,868 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 12,498 in the previous 24 hours. 

Of the 10 new cases to 8pm last night: 

  • Five are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine
  • Five were locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster

Four of the new locally acquired cases reported today are associated with the private health clinic cluster. Three of these are household contacts of a case reported yesterday and the fourth is a co-worker of a case reported yesterday. There are now seven cases associated with this cluster. Investigations into its source are ongoing.

One of today’s locally acquired cases is included in the total numbers for NSW, but all indications are that it is an old case most likely acquired when the virus was circulating at low levels in South Western Sydney around August. This case is associated with the Liverpool Hospital cluster.

NSW Health is working with Monopole Restaurant, Potts Point to assess the risk to patrons and staff who may have been exposed to COVID-19 when a person who was infectious visited there from 6 to 8pm on the evening of Sunday October 4. 

Contact tracing is underway, and NSW Health will contact close and casual contacts directly, but anyone who was at Monopole that evening should monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop. After testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received.

NSW Health can also advise anyone who travelled on the following public transport is considered a casual contact and must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop. After testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received.

  • Train from Parramatta at 14:41 arriving Town Hall 15:31 on 4th October 
  • Train from Town Hall at 17:29 arriving Kings Cross 17:50 on 4th October 
  • Train from Artarmon at 23:18 arriving Central 23:48 on 5th October 
  • Bus replacement from Central at 23:48 arriving Strathfield 00:15 on 5th October 
  • Train from Strathfield at 00:15 arriving Parramatta 00:45 on 5th October 
  • Bus 550 from Epping Station, Beecroft Rd, Stand D at 17:08 to Smith St after Phillip St, Parramatta 17:41 on 6th October 
  • Train from Moss Vale 04:52 arriving Liverpool 07:09 on 6th October 
  • Train from Liverpool 16:58 arriving Moss Vale 19:12 on 6th October 
  • Train from Moss Vale 04:51 arriving Liverpool 07:08 on 7th October 
  • Train from Campbelltown 13:31 arriving Moss Vale 15:50 on 7th October 

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.

Testing numbers have dropped recently, which is a concern. NSW Health renews its call for increased testing across Sydney, even if you have the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19.

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

NSW Health is treating 52 COVID-19 cases, including two in intensive care. Neither patient requires ventilation. Eighty-seven 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 2,180
Interstate acquired 91
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 1,414
Locally acquired – contact not identified 397
Under investigation​ 0
Total 4,082

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 5,714
Found positi​ve 133
Since 30 June 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 32,444
Found positive 158
Since 15 May 2020​​ Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10 44,960
Found positive 124
The link to today’s press conference will be added to the Press conferences page once available. 
Page Updated: Friday 9 October 2020