10 November 2020

No cases of locally acquired COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Five cases were reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,285 since the start of the pandemic.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,285
Deaths (including NSW from confirmed cases)55
Total tests carried out

There were 10,058 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 9,499 in the previous 24 hours. 

NSW Health is treating 70 COVID-19 cases. There are no patients in intensive care. Almost all cases, 96 per cent, being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

Testing figures show there has been a good response from the Southern Highlands community to the call for people to get tested, particularly among people living in Moss Vale. 

NSW Health continues to urge everyone in the state, but especially people in the Southern Highlands, south western Sydney and the Rouse Hill area to come forward for testing, even if they are experiencing only the mildest symptoms, such as a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, or fever, which could signal a COVID-19 infection.

This follows the diagnoses of cases in Moss Vale and South Western Sydney recently, and detection of virus fragments in sewage sampled from Rouse Hill on 5 November and Liverpool on 6 November.

Testing allows us to prevent onward transmission by helping us identify as many cases in the community as quickly as possible. Every person who comes forward for testing is playing an important role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19.

NSW Health continues to call on people to remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19 and to work together to minimise community transmission as the risk of a resurgence of cases remains. 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 cluster07
Locally acquired – source not identified01396

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm on 7 November 2020 to 8pm 8 November 2020
**from 8pm 2 November 2020 to 8pm 8 November 2020

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested6,663
Found positive150
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 244,515
Found positive243
Since 15 May 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1056,511
Found positive140