01 December 2020

NSW recorded no new cases of locally acquired COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Five cases were reported in overseas travellers. This brings the total number of cases in NSW to 4,393 since the start of the pandemic.

CasesCount
Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 4,393
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 55
Total tests carried out 3,479,457

There were 6,635 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 6,106 in the previous 24 hours.

While NSW has had 24 days without a locally acquired case of COVID-19, there still may be transmission among people who have unrecognised infections with mild or no symptoms.

Though restrictions are easing in NSW today, now is not the time to be complacent. NSW Health is again asking everyone to continue to come forward for testing if they have even the mildest symptoms that could signal COVID-19, such as a runny nose or scratchy throat.

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.

NSW Health is treating 75 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases, 96 per cent, are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation. 

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.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas 5322,433
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 001,437
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00433
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 000
Under initial investigation000
Total5324,393

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

*notified from 8pm 29 November 2020 to 8pm 30 November 2020
**from 8pm 24 November 2020 to 8pm 30 November 2020

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020 Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 7,405
Found positive 161
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 52,640
Found positive297
Since 15 May 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1064,473
Found positive151
Current as at: Tuesday 1 December 2020