Eleven new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8.00pm last night. One previous case was excluded after further testing, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,653.
There were 27,937 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 28,035 in the previous 24 hours.
Of the 11 new cases reported to 8.00pm last night:
A household contact of a previously reported case attended St Francis Xavier's College (Hamilton East) on Monday 3, Tuesday 4, and Wednesday 5 August. The school has been notified and will be closed for cleaning. Contact tracing is underway.
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.
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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 109 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. There are 10 COVID 19 patients in intensive care. Five are ventilated. Eighty-six per cent of cases are being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.