17 June 2020

One new case of COVID-19 was diagnosed between 8pm on 15 June and 8pm on 16 June. This brings the total number of cases in NSW to 3,135.

The new case is a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.

There were 11,889 tests carried out in the reporting period, compared with 7,895 in the previous 24 hours. More than 661,000 COVID-19 tests have now been carried out in NSW.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,135
Deaths (in NSW fro​​m confirmed cases) 50
Cases reported recovered2,770
Total tests carried out 661,226

There are currently 49 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, and none are in intensive care. In NSW, 2,770 people have recovered from COVID-19.

NSW Health is asking anyone who has been unwell or has flu-like symptoms to seek testing via their GP or by visiting one of the COVID-19 clinics. A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available at locations and opening hours of COVID-19 clinics.

NSW Health would like to thank those with symptoms for coming forward, getting tested and ensuring cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.

The virus may still be circulating in the community. People with mild symptoms or those who show no obvious symptoms can unknowingly pass it to others.

NSW Health is urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – or have a loss of smell and taste to isolate from others and get tested. This is important for everyone in the community, and we particularly urge anyone who has symptoms in the Sutherland and Illawarra areas to come forward for testing.

With the easing of restrictions, it remains essential that everyone maintains social distancing of 1.5m and regularly washes their hands to minimise the risk of virus transmission.

Confirmed cases to date

By likely source of infection

Overseas 1,822
Interstate acquired 69
Locally acquired – contac​​​t of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 880
Locally acquired – contact not identified 364
Under investigation 0
Total 3,135

Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.​​​​​​​

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