Four new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,981.
There were 9,316 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 14,426 in the previous 24 hours.
Testing numbers have dropped over the past two weeks, which is a concern particularly in areas like South Western, Western and South Eastern Sydney.
Of the four new cases to 8pm last night:
The new case is a close contact of a previous case who attended the Eastern Suburbs Legion Club. This person had been in self-isolation while infectious.
While there has only been one new locally acquired case recorded in the past 24 hours, the virus is likely circulating among
people in the community with mild symptoms. As such, the risk of outbreaks and a resurgence of cases remains.
It’s vital that everyone who does have the virus is tested and diagnosed, in order to stop further spread to others.
NSW Health is again urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – to come forward and get tested, so cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.
This is even more important with the upcoming school holidays, when people will travel across the state.
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 81 COVID-19 cases, including six in intensive care, three of whom are being ventilated. Eighty-eight 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:
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.
COVID-19 Update - 14 September 2020