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 4,912.
There were 10,504 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 11,897.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||4,912|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||56|
|Total tests carried out||4,621,041|
Testing numbers remain low, which is a concern given that high rates of testing are an important tool in tracking the spread of the virus. With restrictions having eased across Greater Sydney yesterday, it is crucial that people maintain their vigilance.
While NSW has now seen 13 days without a known locally acquired case of COVID-19, the virus may still be circulating in the community among people with mild or no symptoms. We have previously seen successive days of no local cases, only to see cases re-emerge.
NSW Health continues to urge people to come forward for testing if they have any symptoms that could signal COVID-19 – including a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, or fever – as this is the best way to detect and stop any possible spread of the virus.
Every person who comes forward for testing is playing an important role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19.
NSW Health's sewage surveillance program has recently detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in the sewage network at Minto, Liverpool and Warriewood.
While these detections may reflect known recent confirmed cases in these areas, NSW Health urges everyone living or working in these areas 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
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.
NSW Health is treating 57 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.
Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW
|Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster||0||0||1,642|
|Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster||0||0||439|
|Locally acquired – investigation ongoing||0||0||6|
|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 28 January 2021 to 8pm 29 January 2021
**from 8pm 23 January 2021 to 8pm 29 January 2021
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Symptomatic travellers tested||9,466|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2||71,496|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||79,623|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*||5,080|
* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.