There have been 14 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,278.
Of today’s new cases, 13 are returned travellers in hotel quarantine. The remaining case is that of a man in his thirties from Albury. This case was highlighted as a probable case yesterday, and is linked to the two positive cases announced this week in Albury.
NSW Health will amend the Health Orders that came into effect on 8 July to remove confusion on interpretation of the Orders. The Government’s intent was to ensure any Victorian or anyone entering NSW from Victoria after the commencement of the Orders will be required to self-isolate.
The Government’s policy was not to be retrospective. This action follows legal advice that the Orders are open to an incorrect interpretation.
A total of 18,524 tests were notified in the reporting period, compared with 18,676 tests in the previous 24 hours. This means NSW has carried out more one million COVID-19 tests.
Today, NSW Health has also reduced the number of tests conducted in NSW by 8,598 from the total after identifying they were interstate tests incorrectly reported through the automated reporting process.
There are 77 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, with one in intensive care. This person does not require a ventilator. In NSW, 2,798 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 seek testing and self-isolate. 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 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, 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.