08 August 2020

​​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.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,662
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)​​ 52
Total tests carried out 1,642,220

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:

  • two are returned international travellers
  • four were locally acquired, all close contacts of known cases
  • three are under investigation with no known source. Two of these are close contacts of each other.

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 latest updates​​​.

Of the known clusters:

  • 111 cases are linked to Thai Rock Wetherill Park
  • 55 cases linked to the funeral events in Bankstown and surrounding suburbs, including 15 associated with Mounties in Mount Pritchard.
  • 34 cases linked to Potts Point, including 28 cases linked to the Apollo Restaurant and six cases linked with the Thai Rock Restaurant Potts Point (two cases attended both).

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:

  • 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.

Confirmed cases to date

By likely source of infectionCount
Overseas 2,038
Interstate acquired 84
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 1,161
Locally acquired – contact not identified 378
Under inve​stigation 1
Total 3,662
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 4,330
Found positive 120
Since 30 June 202​0Count
Asymptomatic travellers scr​eened at a day 2 11,403
Found positive69
Since 15 May 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at a day 1025,785
Found positive115

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