12 September 2020

Six new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,968.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,968
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 54
Total tests carried out​​ 2,466,412

There were 20,211 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 22,805 in the previous 24 hours.

Of the six new cases to 8pm last night:

  • ​One is a returned overseas traveller in hotel quarantine
  • Five are locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster

Four of the new cases are close contacts of previous cases associated with Concord Hospital.

Another of the new cases is a household contact of a previously reported case linked to the St Paul’s Catholic College Greystanes cluster.

One of the new cases is a student of Blue Mountains Grammar School. Anyone already identified as a close contact is being informed they must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days. The school is being cleaned.

A previously reported case attended Katoomba Aquatic Centre on Friday 4 September from 11.30am-1.30pm. Anyone who was at the venue at this time is advised to monitor for symptoms and immediately self-isolate and get tested if symptoms develop, however mild, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.

NSW Health is alerting anyone who attended KFC at 2A Bunting St Emerton on Monday 7 September between 12pm to 9:30pm to be alert for symptoms and immediately get tested if any develop, and stay isolated until a negative test result is received. Anyone already identified as a close contact is being informed they must isolate for 14 days, get tested and stay isolated even if a negative test result is received within this period.

Anyone who travelled on the following bus routes must be alert for symptoms and immediately get tested if any develop, and stay isolated until a negative test result is received:

  • ​379 Bronte Beach – Bondi Junction station, 7 September 2020, 11.08am-11.24am
  • 316 Avoca St Randwick – Bondi Junction station, 8 September 2020*, 10.44am-11.05am

*not 7 September as previously reported​.

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.

As announced yesterday, one previously reported case - a staff member of Concord Hospital – has been excluded after further testing and this is reflected in today’s case total.

NSW Health is treating 84 COVID-19 cases, including six in intensive care, four of whom are being ventilated. Eighty-six per cent of cases 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:

  • ​If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away – don’t delay.
  • 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 on public transport, ride share, taxis, shopping, places of worship and other places where you can’t 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 2,100
Interstate acquired 89
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 1,385
Locally acquired – contact not identified 394
Under investigation 0
Total 3,968

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 travell​ers tested​ 5,037
Found positive 123
Since 30 June 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 22,796
Fo​und positive 112
Since 15 May 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10 35,322
Found positive 120

Video update


Video update with Dr Jeremy McAnulty - 12 September 2020​​​​​​​​