09 July 2020

There have been thirteen new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,264.

Of today’s new cases, eleven are returned travellers in hotel quarantine. The remaining two cases are the two probable cases identified on 3 and 4 July in Albury. These cases are now confirmed as positive NSW cases and included in the NSW total. After the two suspected cases of COVID-19 returned positive results on preliminary testing, further testing was undertaken and close contacts identified and placed in isolation.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,264
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 51
Cases reported recovered2,797
Total tests carried out 997,763

A total of 18,676 tests were notified in the reporting period, compared with 15,327 tests in the previous 24 hours. NSW has now carried out more than 997,000 COVID-19 tests.

There are 74 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, with one in intensive care. This person does not require a ventilator. In NSW, 2,797 people are known to have recovered from COVID-19.

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. Do not go to work or catch public transport until you are cleared of COVID-19. A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available.

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, cough or sneeze into their elbow, and regularly wash their hands.

Confirmed cases to date

By likely source of infectionCount
Overseas 1,951
Interstate acquired 70
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 882
Locally acquired – contact not identified 361
Under investigation 0
Total 3,264

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 3,825
Found positive 115
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at Day 2 3,296
Found positive25
Since 15 May 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at Day 1015,724
Found positive

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