27 January 2021

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

There were two cases acquired overseas, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,904.

There were 9,723 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 7,819.

CasesCount
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,904
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56
Total tests carried out
4,590,831

The continuing low testing numbers is a concern. Although NSW has now seen ten days without a diagnosed locally acquired case of COVID-19, the virus may still be circulating in the community.

It is vital that everyone comes forward immediately for testing if they have even the slightest of symptoms, such as a sore throat, fever, cough, headache or runny nose.

Yesterday NSW Health’s sewage surveillance reported recently detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Liverpool treatment plant.

The Liverpool waste treatment plant takes in a catchment of close to 180,000 people from the suburbs of Bardia, Hinchinbrook, Hoxton Park, Abbotsbury, Ingleburn, Prestons, Holsworthy, Edmondson Park, Austral, Cecil Park, Cecil Hills, Elizabeth Hills, Bonnyrigg Heights, Edensor Park, Green Valley, Pleasure Point, Casula, Hammondville, Liverpool, Moorebank, Wattle Grove, Miller, Cartwright, Lurnea, Warwick Farm, Chipping Norton, Voyager Point, Macquarie Links, Glenfield, Catherine Field, Gledswood Hills, Varroville, Leppington, West Hoxton, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Len Waters Estate, Carnes Hill, and Denham Court.

NSW Health urges everyone living or working in these suburbs to monitor for symptoms and get tested and isolate immediately if they appear.

There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.

NSW Health is treating 63 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (95 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas216
2,727
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster001,642
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00439
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing006
Under initial investigation000
Total 2
16
4,904

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 25 January 2021 to 8pm 26 January 2021
**from 8pm 20 January 2021 to 8pm 26 January 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested9,403
Found positive 191
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 270,954
Found positive455
From 15 May 2020 to 12 January 2021Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1079,623
Found positive182
Since 13 January 2021Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*4,376
Found positive4

* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.

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Current as at: Wednesday 27 January 2021