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.
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.
*notified from 8pm 7 March 2021 to 8pm 8 March 2021 **from 2 March 2021 to 8pm 8 March 2021
* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.
Video update - 9 March 2021