13 October 2020

NSW has reported seven new cases of locally transmitted COVID‑19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Six cases in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine were also diagnosed, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,106.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 4,106
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed ​​cases) 55
Total tests carried out 2,827,527

Of the new cases to 8pm last night:

  • Six were acquired overseas and are now in hotel quarantine
  • Seven were locally acquired.

Two new locally acquired cases, publicly announced on Monday 12 October, are doctors who worked at the A2Z Medical Clinic and are linked to a previously reported case of unknown source. At this point, these cases have no known links to other clusters.

Another five new locally acquired cases today are members of the same household in South Western Sydney. They have now been identified as part of the ongoing investigation into four previously reported unlinked cases, including a nurse from St Vincent’s Hospital.

NSW Health can advise one of these new cases is a disability support worker who has worked at three small group homes in South Western Sydney. Contact tracing and investigations with seven clients and their staff is underway.

Another one of these new cases attended the Great Beginnings Oran Park childcare centre on 1, 2, 8, and 9 October while infectious. The centre is closed today. Contact and investigations are underway.

NSW Health can now also advise the five new cases provide a link between the previously four unlinked cases that include a nurse from St Vincent’s Hospital, and a previously reported cluster of five people in South Western Sydney linked with Liverpool Hospital. This means 14 people reported between 8 October to today are now linked.

There were 8,609 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 7,391 in the previous 24 hours.

Please 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. 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.

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 59 COVID-19 cases, including one in intensive care who does not require ventilation. Eighty-eight 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:

  • 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 when using public transport, rideshares and taxis, and in shops, places of worship and other places where you can’t physically distance. When taking taxis or rideshares, commuters should also sit in the back.

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.

Confirmed cases to date

By likely source of infection Count
Overseas 2,192
Interstate acquired​ 91
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 1,424
Locally acquired – contact not identified 399
Under investigation 0
Total 4,106

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 travellers tested 5,813
Found positive 138
Since 30 June 2020: Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 33,792
Found positive 164
Since 15 May 2020: Count
Asymp​tomatic travellers screened at day 10 46,369
Found positive 126

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COVID-19 update - 13 October 2020​​​​​​​​