NSW has reported one new case of locally transmitted COVID‑19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Five cases in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine were also diagnosed, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,094.
The locally acquired case is a household contact of a case reported yesterday. These cases are linked to another two previously reported cases, the source of which remains under investigation.
There were 7,391 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 12,823 in the previous 24 hours.
Testing numbers have dropped recently, which is a concern as it limits our ability to find people with COVID-19 early and contain further spread. NSW Health is appealing to the community to come forward for testing right away if you have even the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19.
This is important throughout the state, and particularly the Western and South Western Sydney areas.
A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available or people can visit their GP.
NSW Health is treating 54 COVID-19 cases, including one in intensive care who does not require ventilation. Eighty-seven per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
COVID-19 is still likely circulating in the community and we must all be vigilant. To help stop the spread of COVID-19:
Locations linked to known cases, advice on testing and isolation, and areas identified for increased testing can be at NSW Government - Latest news and updates.
Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.
COVID-19 update - 12 October 2020