06 November 2020

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

Five cases were also reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,265.

​Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,265​
​Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)55​
​Total tests carried out3,138,899​

There were 17,492 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 18,466 in the previous 24 hours.

Of the nine new cases to 8pm last night:

  • One was locally acquired, with the source under investigation, and three are close contacts of this case.
  • Five were acquired overseas and are now in hotel quarantine.

Today’s new locally acquired cases are in the Southern Highlands area. Contact tracing and further investigations are underway.

One of the new cases attended Moss Vale Public School, and another of the new cases attended Southern Highlands Early Childhood Centre. Both sites are closed today for cleaning and contact tracing is underway. The school and childcare centre are working closely with NSW Health to identify close contacts.

Anyone who lives or works in the Moss Vale area needs to be particularly careful to watch for any COVID-19 symptoms. Should even the mildest of symptoms develop it is important to get tested that same day and isolate until a negative test has been received.

There is a new walk-in clinic at Moss Vale Showground, 16 Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale. It is open today from 10:30am – 5pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 5pm.

NSW Health thanks the community for coming forward to get tested and continues to urge everyone with even the mildest of symptoms to get tested. Due to recent cases and positive sewage tests in the region, this particularly applies to the people of South Western Sydney, especially those in the following areas:

  • Leppington
  • Catherine Field
  • Gledswood Hill
  • Varroville
  • Denham Court
  • West Hoxton
  • Hoxton Park
  • Middleton Grange
  • Horningsea Park
  • Carnes Hill
  • Edmondson Park
  • Prestons
  • Busby
  • Miller

NSW Health is treating 69 COVID-19 cases. One patient is in intensive care and is being ventilated. Ninety-four per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

Even though NSW has had low numbers of locally transmitted COVID cases in recent days, social and community gatherings are expected to increase during the upcoming holiday period.

It is very likely that COVID-19 will continue to circulate in the community, including among people with mild or no symptoms, so it is important we all continue to take advantage of our outdoor venues and maintain the COVID-safe practices we have become used to, such as physical distancing, wearing a mask on public transport and in places where you can’t distance from others, and good hand hygiene.

Contact tracing to contain the recent cluster of cases depends on businesses having effective COVID Safety plans and customer sign in processes. The recent cluster in South Western Sydney highlights the importance of these measures. NSW Health is working in close cooperation with a number of other agencies to provide the Liverpool community and local businesses with extra support to help achieve COVID-safe practices.

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 infection​Cases past 24 hours*​Cases past 7 days**All cases​
​Locally acquired - contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster​3​9​1,473
​Locally acquired - source not identified​1​1​397

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm on 4 November 2020 to 8pm 5 November 2020
**from 8pm 30 October 2020 to 8pm 5 November 2020

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

​Since 29 March 2020​Count
​Symptomatic travellers tested​6,528
​Found positive​149
​Since 30 June 2020​Count
​Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2​42,923
​Found positive​236
​Since 15 May 2020​Count
​Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10​54,974
​Found positive​138