07 November 2020

NSW has reported one new case of locally transmitted COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Four cases were also reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,270.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,270
Deaths (including NSW from confirmed cases)55
Total tests carried out3,153,569

There were 14,697 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 17,492 in the previous 24 hours.

Of the five new cases to 8pm last night:

  • One was locally acquired and linked to a known case whose source remains under investigation.
  • Four were acquired overseas and are now in hotel quarantine.

Today's locally acquired case is a household contact of a confirmed case in Moss Vale. Contact tracing and investigation into the source of the infection continues.

NSW Health is treating 65 COVID-19 cases. One patient is in intensive care and is being ventilated. Ninety-five per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

NSW Health thanks the community for getting tested. We continue to urge anyone with even the mildest of symptoms to seek testing immediately, then remain in isolation until a negative result is received.

The process of becoming infected and infecting others often occurs silently, invisibly, and inadvertently. It is evident that the virus has an ability to readily spread from person to person. Some who are infected with the virus may not be aware that they have the infection, where symptoms are mild or not present at all. It is most important to step forward for testing if there is any concern at all that you may have been exposed or may have symptoms.

Social and community gatherings are expected to increase during the upcoming holiday period and it is very likely COVID-19 will continue to circulate in the community, including among people with mild or no symptoms.

It is important we all continue to take advantage of outdoor venues and maintain the COVID-safe practices we have become used to, such as physical distancing, wearing a mask in places where you can't distance from others, and practising good hand hygiene.

Contact tracing to contain the transmission of the virus depends on businesses having effective COVID Safety plans and customer sign-in processes. The recent cluster in south western Sydney highlights the importance of these measures, and we urge businesses and patrons to do their part.

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 clinics or contact your GP.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster191,474
Locally acquired – source not identified01397

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
* notified from 8pm on 5 November 2020 to 8pm 6 November 2020
** from 8pm 31 October 2020 to 8pm 6 November 2020

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested
Found positive149
Since 30 June 2020Count
Aymptomatic travellers screened at day 2
Found positive238
Since 15 May 2020Count
Aymptomatic travellers screened at day 10
Found positive139

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