02 September 2020

Seventeen new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and one previous case was excluded following further investigation. This brings the total number of cases in NSW to 3,890.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,890
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 54
Total tests carried out 2,206,385

There were 20,083 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 14,815 in the previous 24 hours.

Of the 17 new cases to 8pm last night:

  • One is locally acquired with no known source
  • One is a returned traveller in hotel quarantine
  • 15 are linked to a known case or cluster:
    • Eight are linked to the August CBD cluster
    • Six are linking to St Paul’s Greystanes – the source of the original case at St Paul’s remains under investigation
    • One is linked to Liverpool Hospital

There is now a total of 49 cases associated with the CBD cluster.

One previously reported case, who worked at Cubbyhouse Childcare out-of-school-hours centre at Homebush Public School, has been excluded following further investigation. People previously identified as close contacts are no longer required to isolate for 14 days.

Two more students at St Paul’s Greystanes and four contacts have tested positive, bringing the total cases associated with the school to 10. The school has been cleaned and remains closed for onsite learning today. The source of the original infection is under investigation.

As reported in the media yesterday, a student at Girraween Public School has tested positive. The school will be closed for onsite learning today for cleaning, and contact tracing is underway.

NSW Health is treating 75 COVID-19 cases, including five in intensive care and three who are ventilated. Eighty-seven per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

Cases attended the following venues.

One case attended the Four in Hand Pub, 105 Sutherland Street Paddington between 6.30-10pm on 26 August. Guests who attended the downstairs at this time, for more than two hours are considered close contacts and must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days since they were there.

Anyone who attended the following venues or public transport is considered a casual contact of a case and must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop. After testing, you must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received:

  • Four in Hand Pub, 105 Sutherland Street Paddington – guests who dined upstairs only or for less than two hours on 26 August from 6:30-10pm.
  • Metro Fuel Greystanes on 27 August, 3.15-3.35pm
  • Big Bun, 260 Pitt Street Merrylands, 27 August 3.30-4pm
  • Carslaw Building, University of Sydney Camperdown toilets, 28 August 8-8.20pm
  • Stockland Merrylands on 29 August between 9-11am
  • Bus 810 28 August departed St Paul’s Catholic College Greystanes 3.04pm, arrived 3.28pm Macquarie Rd opposite Boothtown Reserve Greystanes

Transport for NSW has dedicated cleaning crews across the network, including deep cleans and real time cleaning across all services.

COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community and we must all be vigilant. It is vital people get a test as soon as they develop symptoms – not two or three days later. People should ensure that they stay at least 1.5m from others and that they wear a mask in situations - especially on public transport - where physical distancing is difficult.

Locations linked to known cases, advice on testing and isolation, and areas identified for increased testing can be found at NSW Government - Latest new and updates.

Anyone identified as a close contact and directed to undertake 14 days self-isolation must stay in isolation for the full 14 days, even if they test negative during this time.

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 full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available or people can visit their GP.

Confirmed cases to date

By likely source of infection Count
Overseas 2,077
Interstate acquired 89
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 1,336
Locally acquired – contact not identified 388
Under investigation 0
Total 3,890

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 2020 Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 4,826
Found positive 122
Since 30 June 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 19,077
Found positive 95
Since 15 May 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10 32,094
Found positive 120

Press conference


Press conference - 2 September 2020​​​​