Five new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,761. NSW Health sadly reports the death of a man in his 80s who had COVID-19. NSW Health passes its condolences to his family and friends. There have now been 54 deaths in NSW from confirmed COVID-19.
There were 24,093 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 27,389 in the previous 24 hours. As COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community, maintaining high rates of testing is vital at this time, and NSW Health urges anyone with even the mildest symptoms to come forward for testing.
Of the five new cases reported to 8pm last night:
The three cases linked to the Tangara cluster are all close contacts of previous cases.
Previous cases have attended the below venues. Anyone who attended these venues at the following dates and times are considered to be casual contacts, and should monitor for symptoms and immediately get tested and isolate if symptoms occur, however mild:
For a list of locations associated with known cases and advice on testing and isolation, see
NSW Government - Latest new and updates.
There are currently 119 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. There are seven COVID‑19 patients in intensive care and five are ventilated. Eighty-eight per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19:
A full list of
COVID-19 testing clinics is available or people can visit their GP. All people should get a COVID-19 test immediately should symptoms occur, however mild. Anyone directed to undertake a 14-day self-isolation period must stay in isolation for the full 14 days, even if they test negative during this time. 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. People who are infected and develop symptoms will generally do so within 14 days of exposure.
Of the known clusters, there are now:
Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.