31 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 4,232.

​​Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) ​​4,232
​Deaths (including NSW from confirmed cases)​55
​Total tests carried out​3,055,173​

There were 13,134 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 12,785 in the previous 24 hours.

Of the 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 local case from south west Sydney attended the Flip Out Prestons Indoor Trampoline Park at Prestons at the same time as a known case and is linked to the new Hoxton Park cluster, which now numbers five.

This case was publicly reported on Friday 30 October but is included in today's official numbers. Contact tracing and investigations are underway.

This case attends Cabramatta High School which will be non-operational over the weekend as it is thoroughly cleaned. The school is working closely with NSW Health to identify close contacts.

NSW Health is treating 73 COVID-19 cases, with one patient in intensive care, who is being ventilated. Ninety-two per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

NSW Health is calling on people to remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19 and to continue to work together to minimise community transmission as the risk of a resurgence of cases remains very real.

It is critical people continue to come forward for testing when they experience even the mildest symptoms, such as a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, or fever, which could signal a COVID-19 infection.

NSW Health is particularly calling on the people of south west Sydney, where there have been a number of recent cases in the community, to come forward for testing. When we have high numbers of people continuing to get tested, that allows us to detect cases in the community earlier and prevent onward transmission.

NSW Health has been able to get the recent clusters in south west Sydney under control with the support of the community, but their emergence shows that the risk of a resurgence of cases in NSW remains very real if we don't continue to practise COVID-safe behaviours and get tested immediately when symptoms appear. Most people receive their test results within 24 hours.

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 clini​​cs 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​
​Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster181,465​
​Locally acquired – source not identified​01​396​

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
* notified since 8pm on 29 October 2020 to 8pm 30 October 2020
** from 8pm 24 October 2020 to 8pm 30 October 2020

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

​​​​Since 29 March 2020
​Symptomatic travellers tested​6,265
​Found positive​143
​​​​Since 30 June 2020
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2
​Found positive​223
​​​​Since 15 May 2020
​Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10
​Found positive​​135​

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