NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Four new cases were acquired overseas, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,940.
There were 18,885 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 7,315.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) ||4,940|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||56|
|Total tests carried out ||4,734,409|
Today is the 24th day in a row with no reported locally acquired cases in NSW.
Testing rates have risen in the past 24 hours, and it is important we maintain this. High testing rates are vital to giving us the best chance of finding any new cases and preventing new chains of transmission from becoming established in the community.
Investigations continue into the source of infection of a returned overseas traveller from the Wollongong area who tested positive for COVID-19 after being released from hotel quarantine.
Genomic testing results indicate this case is not related to any other cases in hotel quarantine at the same time.
Further investigations are necessary to determine the source of the case, including the possibility it is an old infection from overseas. Some tests need to be taken over several days, and further information will be released as it becomes available.
NSW Health thanks the people of Wollongong and surrounding areas for coming forward for testing in recent days. There has been no transmission associated with this case to date, including among their close contacts, who have all tested negative.
NSW Health has updated its advice for people in NSW who were at the Melbourne Airport Holiday Inn quarantine hotel recently, following the diagnosis on Tuesday of two more cases in the hotel.
Anyone who worked or stayed on any floor of the hotel between 27 January and 9 February is now considered a close contact and must get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result. The previous advice was that only people who had been on the third floor were close contacts.
NSW Health is continuing to screen passengers arriving on flights from Victoria and any person who enters NSW from Victoria by air or rail is required to complete a passenger declaration form. The Holiday Inn has been added to the list of high-risk locations for screening of these passengers.
People who have been to any of the public exposure sites listed on the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website during the relevant times must get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days since being there, regardless of the result.
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 testing clinics or contact your GP.
NSW Health is treating 37 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (97 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||442|
|Locally acquired – investigation ongoing ||0||0||3|
|Under initial investigation||0||1||1|
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 8 February 2021 to 8pm 9 February 2021
**from 8pm 3 February 2021 to 8pm 9 February 2021
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Symptomatic travellers tested ||9,758|
|Found positive ||193|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 ||73,615|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||79,623|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*||7,145|
* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.