11 November 2020

No cases of locally acquired COVID-19 were diagnosed in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Four cases were reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,289 since the start of the pandemic.

CasesCount
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,289
Deaths (including NSW from confirmed cases)55
Total tests carried out3,207,460

There were 20,586 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 10,058 in the previous 24 hours.

NSW Health is treating 71 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Almost all cases, 94 per cent, are being treated by NSW Health in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

NSW Health thanks the community for coming forward to get tested and continues to urge everyone in the state – but especially people in the Southern Highlands, south-western Sydney and the Rouse Hill area – to get tested, even if they display only the mildest symptoms, such as a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, or fever, which could signal a COVID-19 infection.

This follows the diagnoses of cases in Moss Vale and south-western Sydney recently, and detection of virus fragments in sewage sampled from Rouse Hill on 5 November and Liverpool on 6 November.

Testing allows us to prevent onward transmission by helping us identify as many cases in the community as quickly as possible. Every person who comes forward for testing is playing an important role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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 clinicsor contact your GP. Most people receive their test results within 24 hours.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infection
Cases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas4312,328
Interstate0090
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster041,475
Locally acquired – source not identified01396
Total4364,289

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 9 November 2020 to 8pm 10 November 2020
**from 8pm 4 November 2020 to 8pm 10 November 2020

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested6,696
Found positive150
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 244,925
Found positive246
Since 15 May 2020
Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1056,967
Found positive140

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Current as at: Wednesday 11 November 2020