NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of 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 since the start of the pandemic to 4,461.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||4,461|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||55|
|Total tests carried out||3,622,127|
NSW Health is treating 65 COVID-19 cases, with one person in intensive care. Most cases (94 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.
There were 5,333 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 6,173 in the previous 24 hours.
Testing numbers remain low, which is a concern. There is no room for complacency with restrictions eased, borders having opened, and school holidays and Christmas being less than two weeks away.
NSW Health reminds people that, regardless of low case numbers, we must remain vigilant against COVID-19; experience has shown us how easily the virus can spread through the community if we let down our guard.
The community is urged to come forward for testing immediately with even the mildest of symptoms. Don't wait to see if your runny nose or sore throat goes away. We are likely to miss cases if there is a delay in being tested.
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.
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
|Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster ||0||0||1,437|
|Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster||0||0||433|
|Locally acquired – investigation ongoing ||0||0||0|
|Under initial investigation||0||0||0|
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
* notified from 8pm 12 December 2020 to 8pm 13 December 2020
** from 8pm 7 December 2020 to 8pm 13 December 2020
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Symptomatic travellers tested ||7,912|
|Found positive ||166|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 ||58,092|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||69,857|