06 August 2020

Twelve new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,643.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,643
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 52
Total tests carried out 1,589,861

There were 28,035 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 22,087 in the previous 24 hours.

Of the 12 new cases reported to 8pm last night:

  • two are still under investigation
  • 10 were locally acquired linked to known cases including:
    • one attended the Apollo Restaurant in Potts Point
    • one attended the Mounties club in Mount Pritchard
    • eight are household contacts of known cases.

Of the two cases under investigation, one is a man in his 20s from Sydney LHD and the other is a teenager from Newcastle.

NSW Health is advising the man from Sydney LHD dined at the Jambo Jambo African restaurant in Glebe on 31 July from 7pm to 8.30pm, and anyone who attended at this time is a close contact and should immediately self-isolate until 14 days after they were last there and get tested even if they have no symptoms. They should also watch for COVID-19 symptoms and get re-tested should any symptoms recur.

The man also visited a number of inner-city venues, patrons of which are being classed as casual contacts. Casual contacts at these locations during the time and dates indicated should watch for COVID-19 symptoms and, if symptoms occur, however mild, immediately get tested and self-isolate until the test results are retuned as negative.

These venues include:

  • The Eveleigh Hotel in Redfern on 31 July from 8.30pm to 10pm
  • Warren View Hotel in Enmore on 1 August from 4pm to 4.20pm
  • Mary’s in Macquarie Place, Sydney on 1 August from 6.45pm to 7.15pm
  • Cubby’s Kitchen in Sydney on 1 August from 7.35pm to 9.30pm
  • Burrow Bar in Sydney on 1 August from 9.35pm to 11.15pm
  • Woolworths Marrickville Metro on 2 August from 7pm to 7.20pm.

NSW Health can advise the second new case also under investigation, a teenager from Newcastle, attended St Pius X High School while infectious. The school has been closed for cleaning and contact tracing is underway. Anyone who attended St Pius X High School on Monday 3 August is urged to be on the lookout for COVID-19 symptoms and to get tested immediately should any symptoms occur.

The teenager caught the Number 26 bus (Hamilton to Adamstown) on Monday 3 August, at 8.20am and NSW Health is advising that all people on the bus at this time are close contacts and should immediately self-isolate until 14 days have passed and get tested even if they have no symptoms, watch for COVID-19 symptoms and get re-tested should any symptoms recur.

NSW Health advises the teenager is also a member of the Newcastle Jets under 15’s representative squad which played a soccer match against the Stanmore Hawks at Arlington Oval in Dulwich Hill on 1 August. Members of both teams are considered close contacts and are also required to isolate for 14 days. All close contacts of the teenager are being notified and must isolate for 14 days.

NSW Health can also today advise a new case, not included in today’s numbers, has been confirmed in Newcastle. This case is a close contact of the teenage case, and is a male in his 20’s. This case will be included in tomorrow’s official numbers.

This case attended a range of venues over his infectious period, and NSW Health now urges anyone who attended the following venues at the specified times to immediately self-isolate for 14 days from the date they attended, and seek testing, be on the lookout for COVID-19 symptoms and to get tested again should any respiratory symptoms or fever occur. Contact tracing is underway.

  • Bennett Hotel, Hamilton on Friday 31 July from 5.30pm to 10.00pm
  • Greenroof Bar and Restaurant, Hamilton on Friday 31 July from 10.00pm to 12 midnight
  • Sushi Revolution, Hamilton – Saturday 1 August, from 12noon to 1.00pm
  • Wests New Lambton on Sunday 2 August from 5.00pm to 7.30pm.

Any patrons who visited several more venues at the times specified below are considered casual contacts and urged to be alert for symptoms, and if any develop to get tested and self-isolate immediately:

  • Queens Wharf Hotel on Saturday 1 August from 9.30pm to 11.00 pm
  • Sydney Junction Hotel, Hamilton on Saturday 1 August from 12 midnight to 1.30am Sunday 2 August
  • McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday 2 August from 7:30pm to the end of the Newcastle Jets match

All venues are undertaking cleaning, and extensive contact tracing is underway.

NSW Health can also advise that yesterday St Margaret Mary’s Primary School in Merrylands closed after a known case attended. The school is closed for cleaning and contact tracing is underway.

See the full list of dates for venues and locations associated with confirmed cases.

There are now:

  • 107 cases associated with Thai Rock Wetherill Park cluster
  • 58 cases associated with the Crossroads Hotel cluster
  • 50 cases associated with the funeral events in Bankstown and surrounding suburbs, including 15 associated with Mounties in Mount Pritchard.
  • 32 cases associated with the Potts Point cluster, including 26 cases linked to the Apollo Restaurant cluster and 6 cases linked with the Thai Rock Restaurant Potts Point cluster (two cases attended both and are counted as Thai Rock cases).

While most cases in the past week have been associated with local clusters and close contacts with known cases, some have not been linked to known cases.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • If you are unwell, stay in, get tested and isolate.
  • Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
  • Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
  • Wear a mask in situations where you cannot physically distance.

A the full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available,or people can visit their GP.

Isolation is mandatory for anyone identified as a close contact (not a casual contact) of a case. Anyone directed to undertake a 14-day self-isolation period must stay in isolation for the full time, even if they test negative. Early testing may not detect an infection, and release from self-isolation based on a negative test could allow an infectious person to infect others in the community. Most people who are infected and develop symptoms will do so within 14 days of exposure.

There are currently 104 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. There are 10 COVID 19 patients in intensive care. Four are ventilated. 85 per cent of cases are being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

Confirmed cases to date

By likely source of infectionCount
Overseas 2,036
Interstate acquired 83
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 1,147
Locally acquired – contact not identified 376
Under investigation 1
Total 3,643

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 4,296
Found positive 120
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at a day 2 10,943
Found positive69
Since 15 May 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at a day 1024,349
Found positive114

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