23 June 2020

One new case of COVID-19 was diagnosed between 8pm on 21 June and 8pm on 22 June in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.

Two previously confirmed cases have been excluded after further testing, meaning the total number of cases in NSW is now 3,150.

A total of 8,263 tests were carried out, compared with 8,882 tests in the previous 24 hours. Almost 743,000 COVID-19 tests have now been carried out in NSW.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)​​ 3,150
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 50
Cases reported recovered2,771
Total tests carried out 742,962

There are currently 49 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, with none in intensive care. In NSW, 2,771 people are known to have recovered from COVID-19.

In line with the advice of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC), NSW Health strongly discourages travel to and from areas of Victoria with COVID-19 outbreaks until control of community transmission has been confirmed.

The Victorian Government has identified the local government areas of Hume, Casey, Brimbank, Moreland, Cardinia and Darebin as the focus of current outbreaks of concern.

There are also locally acquired cases of COVID-19 reported from other areas of metropolitan Melbourne, so we urge anyone who is planning to visit Victoria to keep up to date with NSW Health and Victorian Health travel advisories. 

Since 29 March 2020, 3,107 symptomatic returned travellers have been tested in hotels, with 104 of those (3 per cent) found positive. Travellers are also screened on day 10 of quarantine. Since this screening began on 15 May 2020, 10,101 returned travellers have been screened on day 10 of quarantine with 41 found positive.

To minimise the risk of virus transmission it is essential that people who have been directed into home isolation and quarantine arrangements follow these directions, and that everyone continues to maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres and regularly wash their hands.

NSW Health is urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – to practice good hygiene by coughing and sneezing into their elbow or a tissue, washing their hands regularly, isolate themselves from others and to seek testing via their GP or by visiting one of the COVID-19 testing clinics. A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available at COVID-19 clinics.

Confirmed cases to date

By likely source of infection

Overseas 1,838
Interstate acquired 69
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 881
Locally acquired – contact not identified 362
Under investigation​ 0
Total 3,150

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

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