There were 30,173 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 25,874 in the previous 24 hours.
All of today’s new cases were locally acquired and linked to known cases, including:
Three of the new cases attended City Tattersalls Club gym, bringing to eight the total number of cases linked to the Sydney CBD cluster. Anyone who attended City Tattersalls gym between 8am to 2pm on 19, 21 or 23 August is a close contact and must get tested for COVID-19 and isolate at home for 14 days. Other members of City Tattersalls should get tested if they have even the mildest symptoms.
Cases have attended the following locations while infectious.
NSW Health is contacting all known attendees of the Hunters Hill Bowling Club indoor dining room on 23 August from 12pm to 2pm to advise they are close contacts of a case and must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days, and remain isolated for the entire period, even if the test result is negative. People who attended other areas of the club are considered casual contacts and must monitor for symptoms and get tested if they develop.
People who attended the following locations are considered casual contacts and must monitor for symptoms and if they develop, get tested right away and isolate:
There are currently 74 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. There are six COVID-19 patients in intensive care and four are ventilated. 85 per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
While case numbers have remained low in the past two weeks, the virus continues to circulate in the community and we must all be vigilant. 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.
For a list of locations associated with known cases, advice on testing and isolation, and areas identified for increased testing, see 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.