04 November 2020

NSW has reported three new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night; all of which were already in isolation, having been identified as close contacts of previous cases linked to a known cluster in south-west Sydney.

Six cases were also reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, and one previously reported case from October was excluded through further testing. This brings the total number of cases in NSW to 4,254.

Cases​​Count
​Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,254​
​Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)55​
​Total tests carried out3,102,941​

There were 17,036 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 8,550 in the previous 24 hours.

Of the nine new cases to 8pm last night:

  • Three were locally acquired and linked to known cases.
  • Six were acquired overseas and are now in hotel quarantine.

All three of the locally acquired cases are linked to the Hoxton Park cluster, which now totals 10 cases:

  • Two cases – a child and an adult – attended Flip Out Prestons Indoor Trampoline Park and are household contacts of a previously reported case who also attended the park. Both were already in isolation, having been identified as close contacts.
  • One child attended the Bambino’s Kindergarten Horningsea Park, where a previously reported case also attended. The child had already been in isolation, having been identified as a close contact.

A person confirmed as having COVID-19, who is a previously reported case, travelled on the following train services:

  • Fairfield Train Station to Central Train Station, Tuesday, 27 October, 11.38am – 12.40pm
  • Central Train Station to Fairfield Train Station, Tuesday, 27 October, 2.33pm – 3.23pm

Passengers on the train at this time are considered casual contacts 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.

Transport for NSW has dedicated cleaning crews across the network, including deep cleans and real time cleaning across all services.

NSW Health has been and continues to strongly encourage people to wear masks when unable to physically distance – particularly in indoor settings and on public transport – to keep everyone safe. As previously advised, when taking taxis or rideshare, commuters should sit in the back and wear a mask.

A person confirmed as having COVID-19, who is included in today’s numbers, also visited Westfield Liverpool on Wednesday 28 October, between 11.30am and 2pm, and 4pm and 4.40pm. Anyone who visited the centre 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.

The community is reminded that anyone who attended a number of classes, or was present at the same time, at the F45 gym in Leppington between Thursday 15 October 2020 to Wednesday 28 October is considered a close contact and must get tested immediately and isolate for a full 14 days from exposure, regardless of the result. Details of the classes and other case locations and alerts are available at case locations and alerts.

NSW Health is urging anyone with even the mildest of symptoms to get tested. This particularly applies to the people of south-west Sydney, especially those in the following areas:

  • West Hoxton
  • Hoxton Park
  • Middleton Grange
  • Horningsea Park
  • Carnes Hill
  • Edmondson Park
  • Denham Court
  • Prestons
  • Busby
  • Miller

NSW Health is treating 70 COVID-19 cases. One patient is in intensive care and is being ventilated. Ninety-three per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

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.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 testing clincs or contact your GP. Most people receive their test results within 24 hours.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

​Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
​Overseas6272,298
​Interstate0090
​Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster391,470
​Locally acquired – source not identified01396
​Total3334,254

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.

*notified from 8pm on 2 November 2020 to 8pm 3 November 2020
**from 8pm 28 October 2020 to 8pm 3 November 2020

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

​Since 29 March 2020Count
​Symptomatic travellers tested6,423
​Found positive148
​Since 30 June 2020Count
​Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 242,198
​Found positive235
​Since 15 May 2020Count
​Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1054,217
​Found positive135
Current as at: Wednesday 4 November 2020