NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Three new cases were acquired overseas, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,070.
There were 10,375 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 11,872.
|Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) ||5,070|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||56|
|Total tests carried out||5,238,420|
There have been no new cases of local transmission associated with the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, following the identification of three cases now known to be genomically linked involving one security guard and two returned travellers.
Investigations continue into the nature and direction of the transmission between these cases. No other returned travellers on the same floor of the Sofitel Wentworth have tested positive to date.
Ongoing testing of staff at both the Sofitel and a second quarantine hotel where the security guard worked has also identified no additional cases.
A full list of the exposure venues associated with the security guard can be viewed on the
NSW Government website.
It is critical that everyone continues to practise COVID-safe behaviours and seek testing with even the mildest of symptoms.
NSW Health is treating 51 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in ICU. Most cases (90 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
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.
Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW
|Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster||0||2||1,643|
|Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster||0||0||446|
|Locally acquired – investigation ongoing||0||0||0|
|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 18 March 2021 to 8pm 19 March 2021
** from 13 March 2021 to 8pm 19 March 2021
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Symptomatic travellers tested ||11,019|
|Found positive ||213|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 ||85,502|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||79,623|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*||17,469|
* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.