Nine new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and one previously reported case has been excluded following further testing. This brings the total number of cases in NSW to 3,937.
There were 12,494 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 10,129 in the previous 24 hours.
Of the nine new cases to 8pm last night:
Three of the locally acquired cases are linked to Concord Hospital, including two healthcare workers, and the visitor who was mentioned in yesterday’s release.
One new case is a student at Kincoppal Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart and is linked to the CBD cluster. They are a boarder. All boarders and staff in the boarding area have been identified as close contacts. Boarding operations at the school have been suspended, and students are isolating at home with their families.
One new case is a household contact of a previously reported case linked to the CBD cluster. There is a total of 66 cases linked to this cluster.
The two healthcare workers reported today worked at Concord Emergency Department and contact tracing is underway. They reported having no symptoms while at work and wore personal protective equipment while caring for patients.
Seven people associated with Concord and Liverpool Hospitals have now tested positive for COVID-19, including six healthcare workers. Investigations into the source of these infections are ongoing.
Anyone who attended the following venues at these times is considered a casual contact 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:
Anyone who attended the following venue at these times are considered close contacts and are being directed to get tested and isolate for 14 days, and stay isolated for the entire period, even if a negative test result is received:
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.
NSW Health is treating 79 COVID-19 cases, including seven in intensive care, three of whom are being ventilated. 84 percent being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community and we must all be vigilant. 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.
Video update - 8 September 2020