One new case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,029. The new case is a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.
There were 12,258 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 13,686 in the previous 24 hours.
With the start of school holidays and increased movement of people, NSW Health is appealing to everyone to get tested as soon as symptoms appear.
Testing numbers have declined in recent weeks. Please come forward for testing right away if you have a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19.
If you have symptoms at all – we need your help. We all need to do our part to keep the community safe from another outbreak. Get tested right away at the earliest symptoms and help protect friends and family from serious disease. This is especially important in South West Sydney.
Locations linked to known cases, advice on testing and isolation, and areas identified for increased testing can be found at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates.
NSW Health is treating 72 COVID-19 cases, including three in intensive care, none 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 video update with Dr Jeremy McAnulty - 26 September 2020