Nine new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,792.
There were 30,810 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 32,580 in the previous 24 hours.
Of the nine new cases reported to 8.00pm last night:
A case notified after the reporting period worked as a security guard at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel while it was operating for overseas returned travellers in quarantine. An update on this case will be provided this afternoon.
One of today's cases attended Cabramatta Family Practice on John St Cabramatta on 20 August. The practice is closed and has been cleaned and everyone at the facility at the time is being contacted.
A previously reported case attended Westfield Mt Druitt while infectious. People who visited the centre on the following dates must monitor for symptoms and if symptoms occur immediately get tested and isolate:
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.
If you have any cold or flu-like symptoms at all, assume it's COVID-19 until proven otherwise – isolate and get tested right away; don't delay.
While case numbers have remained low this week the virus continues to circulate in the community and vigilance must be maintained. It is vital that high rates of testing continue in order to find the source of the cases still under investigation and to identify and stop further spread of the virus. NSW Health is urging anyone with even the mildest of symptoms – including runny nose, sore throat, cough, or loss of taste and smell – to come forward for testing. It is the best way to protect your family, friends and the wider community.
For a list of locations associated with known cases and advice on testing and isolation, and areas identified for increased testing, see
NSW Government - Latest new and updates.
There are currently 97 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. There are seven COVID‑19 patients in intensive care and five are ventilated. 85 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.
Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.