09 March 2021

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

Six new cases were acquired overseas and one previously reported case was excluded as a result of further investigations, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,026.

There were 6,825 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 10,092.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)5,026
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56
Total tests carried out 5,113,431

NSW Health thanks the community for continuing to follow public health advice and for coming forward for testing.

Although it has been 51 days since the last locally acquired case in NSW, there is still a risk of COVID-19 spreading into the community as new cases are regularly being detected among overseas arrivals.

Everyone must continue to practise COVID-safe behaviours and come forward for testing with even the mildest of symptoms.

NSW Health is treating 54 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care and requires a ventilator. Most cases (93 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

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.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas 6322,849
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 001,641
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00446
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 000
Under initial investigation000

*notified from 8pm 7 March 2021 to 8pm 8 March 2021
**from 2 March 2021 to 8pm 8 March 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 10,570
Found positive 203
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 281,727
Found positive518
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*13,670
Found positive13

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

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