Nine 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 3,662.
There were 24,421 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 27,937 in the previous 24 hours.
Of the nine new cases reported to 8.00pm last night:
One of today’s cases is a student of Tangara School for Girls in Cherrybrook. The school has been closed for cleaning and contact tracing is continuing. The source of infection is under investigation.
For a list of locations associated with known cases and advice on testing and isolation, see
Of the known clusters:
While most cases in the past week have been associated with local clusters and close contacts with known cases, nine have not been linked to known cases, indicating that COVID-19 is circulating in the community. It’s extremely important we all play our part in prevention all the time.
COVID-19 can be a serious disease. There are currently 107 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. There are nine COVID-19 patients in intensive care and six are ventilated. Eighty-six per cent of cases are being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19:
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.