Two new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,011. Sadly, there was one COVID-related death reported in this period, taking the overall number of deaths in NSW to 55.
A man in his 70s, whose COVID-19 infection was linked to the Sydney CBD cluster, passed away on Saturday 19 September. NSW Health extends condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.
There were 13,635 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 15,239 in the previous 24 hours.
Of the two new cases to 8pm last night:
The case attended the following locations in Western and South Western Sydney and the South Coast, and people who may have taken taxis in Western and South Western Sydney must be alert for symptoms. Pleasingly, the person had the COVIDSafe App, which is being used to help identify contacts.
Anyone who attended the following venues for a least one hour during the following times is considered to be a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days since they were there. They must stay isolated for the entire period, even if a negative test result is received, as 14 days is the maximum time it generally takes for COVID-19 to develop:
Anyone who attended the above venues at these times for less than one hour is considered a casual contact.
Anyone who attended the following venues at the specified times below is also considered a casual contact.
The person also drove a taxi for a number of days while potentially infectious. People who caught a taxi on September 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 in the following suburbs must monitor for symptoms and if any develop immediately get tested:
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.
While the number of locally acquired cases recorded in the past 24 hours continues to be low, the virus is likely still circulating and it is imperative anyone displaying mild symptoms get tested immediately and not delay their test, particularly with school holidays upon us, in order to stop further spread.
NSW Health is treating 78 COVID-19 cases, including two in intensive care, one of whom is 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:
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 - 20 September 2020