NSW has reported two new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Eight cases in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine were also diagnosed. One previously reported case from March has been excluded after further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,167.
There were 14,932 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 7,401 in the previous 24 hours.
Anyone with symptoms of a cold should assume it’s COVID-19 until proven otherwise by a test. Get tested on the day you get those symptoms – don’t wait to see if they go away.
Of the new cases to 8pm last night:
Both of today’s locally acquired cases are close contacts of a confirmed case linked to a person who attended the Great Beginnings childcare centre at Oran Park. There are now 22 cases linked with the Oran Park community cluster.
NSW Health can today advise a confirmed case of COVID-19 linked to the Oran Park cluster visited Bavarian Macarthur in Macarthur Square, 200 Gilchrist Dr, Campbelltown, on Saturday 10 October from 7pm to 9pm.
Anyone who was inside the restaurant for an hour or more during this time is considered a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days and stay isolated for the entire period, even if a negative test result is received.
Anyone who dined outside the restaurant or was there for less than one hour is considered a casual contact and must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop. After testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received.
NSW Health is treating 72 COVID-19 cases, with one patient in intensive care. This patient does not require ventilation. Ninety-three per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
The only way to find undiagnosed cases and prevent further transmission is to increase testing.
NSW Health continues to appeal to the community to come forward for testing right away if anyone has even the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19. This is particularly important in South Western Sydney, Western Sydney and South Eastern Sydney, where there have been locally transmitted cases recently.
There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.
COVID-19 is still likely circulating in the community and we must all be vigilant. To help stop the spread of COVID-19:
Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.
Today's update with Dr Jeremy McAnulty - 21 October 2020