03 July 2020

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, meaning the total number of cases remains at 3,211. 

A total of 17,848 tests were notified in the reporting period, compared with 18,347 tests in the previous 24 hours. NSW has carried out more than 900,000 COVID-19 tests. 

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,211
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 51
Cases reported recovered​​2,789
Total tests carried out 907,763

The amended public health orders relating to visiting Melbourne residents from outbreak hotspots came into effect in the early hours of yesterday morning, NSW Health has been screening every passenger who arrives by XPT into Central Station from Melbourne since yesterday and will continue to do so.

Screening, which includes temperature testing, checking for visible symptoms and questions about history, is also in place at regional and metropolitan airports.

All passengers who arrive have their temperature checked, and are asked questions about both their health, their travel in Victoria, if they are from a Victorian hot spot, and their reasons for travel.

Any passengers who display any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, are tested for the virus and directed to self-isolate. 

Any passenger who is identified as coming from a hot spot and does not meet the very strict eligibility for travel are directed to NSW Police officers.

None of these travelers have yet been identified as positive for COVID-19.

There are 67 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, with one in intensive care. They do not require a ventilator. In NSW, 2,789 people are known to have recovered from COVID-19.

There is a possible case in an 18-year-old male student from Green Point Christian College on the Central Coast. Confirmation of results is in progress. The school will be closed tomorrow as a precaution while investigations continue.

Anyone feeling unwell - even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – is urged to self-isolate and seek testing. ​​ A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available at COVID-19 Clinics or people can visit their GP. ​

It is essential people follow directions they receive about home isolation and quarantine and maintain COVID-safe practices of physical distancing of 1.5 metres and regularly wash their hands.

Confirmed cases to dat​e

Overseas 1,897
Interstate acquired 69
Locally acquired – co​ntact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 881
Locally acquired – contact not identified 364
Under investigation 0
Total 3,211

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

Returned travellers in Hotel Quarantine to date:​

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested​​3,607
Found positive112 (3%)
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at a Day 2272
Found positive0
Since 15 May 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at a Day 1013,559
Found positive81

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