NSW has reported 11 new cases of locally transmitted COVID‑19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Three cases in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine were also diagnosed.
One case was temporarily reclassified from a confirmed to probable case on 12 October while under review is re-included today, having now being confirmed as a positive case. This brings the total number of cases in NSW to 4,121.
NSW Health thanks the community for responding to calls for increased testing, with 16,021 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 8,609 in the previous 24 hours.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)
|Total tests carried out
Of the new cases to 8pm last night:
- three were acquired overseas and are now in hotel quarantine
- eleven were locally acquired, and all are linked to known cases
Nine of the new cases reported today are linked to the Lakemba GP cluster, which now has 12 cases in total. All nine cases are household or other contacts of known cases, including three who attended the clinic. Contact tracing and investigations into the source of the cluster continue.
Two of the new cases reported today are linked to the private clinic cluster, which now has 10 cases in total. One case attended the clinic, and the other is a staff member at the clinic. Contact tracing and investigations into the source of the cluster continue.
One of the new cases of COVID-19 reported today attended the Narellan Town Centre on Camden Valley Way on 7 October from 11.30am to 1pm. Anyone who attended this venue at this time 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.
Everyone plays an important role in helping to contain the pandemic by testing quickly and following social distancing rules. Get tested on the day you get symptoms – don’t wait to see if they go away. Assume it’s COVID-19 until proven otherwise by a test. There is no limit on how many tests you can have.
Testing is quick, free, and easy and most people receive their test result within 24 hours. 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, please come forward for testing right away.
A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available or people can visit their GP.
NSW Health is treating 62 COVID-19 cases, including one in intensive care who does not require ventilation. Ninety-four per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
COVID-19 is still likely circulating 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
|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