12 November 2020

No cases of locally acquired COVID-19 were diagnosed in NSW 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 4,294 since the start of the pandemic.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 4,294
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 55
Total tests carried out 3,230,696

There were 23,236 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 20,586 in the previous 24 hours.

NSW Health thanks the community, as every person who comes forward for testing is playing an important role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19.

We also express our thanks to the community organisations and businesses throughout NSW who are supporting the COVID testing effort by hosting clinics.

NSW Health is treating 71 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases, 94 per cent, are being treated by NSW Health in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

Fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been detected at sewage pumping stations serving nearly 25,000 people in Bowral and Moss Vale.

There have been recent cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Moss Vale, but there has not been a case reported recently in Bowral.

More than 18,500 western Sydney residents were also alerted last night to the presence of the virus in sewage at two local sewage pumping stations.

Affected suburbs include North Kellyville, Rouse Hill, Box Hill, The Ponds, Kellyville Ridge, Parklea, Quakers Hill and Acacia Gardens.

Everyone in these areas is urged to immediately get tested if they have any symptoms at all that could signal COVID-19. Symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, tiredness, fever or other symptoms could be COVID-19. After testing, you must remain in isolation until a negative result is received.

While detection of the virus in sewage samples could reflect the presence of older cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in these areas, NSW Health is concerned there could be other active cases in the local community in people who have not been tested and who might incorrectly assume their symptoms are simply a cold.

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.

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.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas 5332,333
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 041,475
Locally acquired – source not identified 01396
Total 5384,294

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

*notified from 8pm 10 November 2020 to 8pm 11 November 2020
**from 8pm 5 November 2020 to 8pm 11 November 2020

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 6,737
Found positive 150
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 45,341
Found positive249
Since 15 May 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1057356
Found positive140