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