28 March 2021

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

The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic remains at 5,092.

There were 8,204 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 8,256.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,092
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 5,316,511

NSW Health continues to closely monitor the situation in Queensland due to the COVID-19 cases in the Brisbane community.

Queensland Health notified the public of a number of new close contact and casual contact venues on Saturday evening. A full list of all venues of concern and associated public health advice is on the Queensland Health website. Anyone who has been in the Brisbane City Council or Moreton Bay Regional Council areas since 11 March should check the website regularly for updates.

Anyone entering NSW by any means who has been in these council areas since 11 March is required to complete a declaration form. This information is important to help NSW Health contact travellers if required.

If you have attended a close-contact venue listed on the Queensland Health website, you should not enter NSW. If you have attended any of the close or casual contact venues as listed on the Queensland Health website and you are already in NSW, you should immediately self-isolate and call NSW Health on 1800 943 553.

Anyone who has been in the Brisbane City Council or Moreton Bay Regional Council areas since 11 March should avoid non-essential visits to hospitals, residential aged care facilities and disability residential care services in NSW until further notice.

NSW Health urges everyone to continue to take practical measures to stay COVID-safe. This includes always using QR codes to check in to venues, staying home and getting tested for COVID-19 if unwell, and practising good hand hygiene.

NSW Health is treating 50 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in ICU. Most cases (92 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 0182,913
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 001,644
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00445
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 000
Under initial investigation000

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.

*notified from 8pm 26 March 2021 to 8pm 27 March 2021
**from 21 March 2021 to 8pm 27 March 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020 Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 11,289
Found positive 215
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 88,209
Found positive552
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*20,249
Found positive17

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

Watch today’s video update with Dr Christine Selvey