26 October 2020

NSW has reported one new case of locally transmitted COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Three cases were reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,197.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 4,197
Deaths (in NS​​W from confirmed cases) 55
Total tests carried out 2,994,203

There were 7,447 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 12,465 in the previous 24 hours.

While it is not unusual for weekend testing numbers to be lower, if we are to ensure NSW continues to detect cases as soon as possible and prevent onward transmission, it is vital that members of the community continue to come forward for testing.

NSW Health continues to appeal to the community to be tested right away if anyone has even the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could signal COVID-19.

Of the four new cases to 8pm last night:

  • three were acquired overseas and are now in hotel quarantine
  • one was locally acquired and linked to a known case.

The one new locally acquired case is a household contact of a previously reported case linked to the Oran Park community cluster. They have been in isolation. There are now 23 cases linked to this cluster.

NSW Health is treating 80 COVID-19 cases, with no patients in intensive care. Ninety per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

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.

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.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infection Cases past 24 hours* Cases past 7 days** All cases
Overseas 3 36 2,254
Interstate 0 0 90
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 1 6 1,458
Locally acquired – source not identified 0 0 395
Total 4 42 4,197

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.

*notified since 8pm on 24 October 2020 to 8pm 25 October 2020
**from 8pm 19 October 2020 to 8pm 25 October 2020

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020 Count
Symptom​​atic travellers tested 6,127
Found positive 141
Since 30 June 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers s​creened at day 2 38,665
Found positive 205
Since 15 May 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10 50,957
Found positive 132

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