03 November 2020

NSW has reported one new case of locally transmitted COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, which is linked to a known cluster in south-west Sydney.

Two cases were also reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,246.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,246
Deaths (including NSW from confirmed cases)55
Total tests carried out3,085,905

There were 8,550 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 7,431 in the previous 24 hours.

Of the three new cases to 8pm last night:

  • One was locally acquired and linked to a known cluster.
  • Two were acquired overseas and are now in hotel quarantine.

The locally acquired case is a person who worked three shifts at Jasmins1 Lebanese restaurant at Liverpool while potentially infectious. This case is linked to the Hoxton Park cluster, which now numbers seven cases.

NSW Health is advising anyone who worked at or attended the restaurant at 375 Macquarie Street for more than one hour on the following dates and times is considered a close contact and must get tested immediately and isolate for a full 14 days from exposure, regardless of the result:

  • Monday 26 October, 4pm – 9pm
  • Saturday 31 October, 3pm – 8pm
  • Sunday 1 November, 9am – 1.45pm

Anyone who attended for less than one hour during the above times is considered a casual contact and must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop. After testing, you must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received.

The restaurant closed yesterday and will remain so until further notice. NSW Health previously reported that cases attended the restaurant while infectious on Sunday 25 October.

NSW Health is urging anyone with even the mildest of symptoms to get tested. This particularly applies to the people of south-west Sydney, especially those in:

  • West Hoxton
  • Hoxton Park
  • Middleton Grange
  • Horningsea Park
  • Carnes Hill
  • Edmondson Park
  • Denham Court
  • Prestons
  • Busby
  • Miller

NSW Health is treating 75 COVID-19 cases, with one patient in intensive care, who is being ventilated. Ninety-three 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. ​Most people receive their test results within 24 hours.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster171,467
Locally acquired – source not identified01396

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested6,381
Found positive146
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers tested41,808
Found positive231
Since 15 May 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers tested53,898
Found positive135

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