For the second consecutive day, NSW has reported no new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Five cases in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine were reported, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,186.
There were 12,890 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 13,686 in the previous 24 hours.
Of the five new cases to 8pm last night:
NSW Health is treating 74 COVID-19 cases, with no patients in intensive care. Ninety-two per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
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.
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 Stephen Corbett - 24 October 2020