13 November 2020

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

One case was reported in an overseas traveller in hotel quarantine, and two previously confirmed cases have been excluded after further testing. This brings the total number of cases in NSW to 4,293 since the start of the pandemic.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,293
Deaths (including NSW from confirmed cases)55
Total tests carried out3,249,637

There were 18,941 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 23,236 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.

NSW Health is treating 73 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases, 95 per cent, are being treated by NSW Health in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

Recent sewage surveillance results show evidence of the virus in locations including Moss Vale, Bowral and Rouse Hill.

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.

It is vital that people continue to come forward for testing immediately if they feel unwell, as this is the best way of protecting the community from a resurgence of the virus.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 testing clinicsor 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 infection
Cases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster011,474
Locally acquired – source not identified00395

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 11 November 2020 to 8pm 12 November 2020
**from 8pm 6 November 2020 to 8pm 12 November 2020

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested6,763
Found positive150
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 245,700
Found positive250
Since 15 May 2020
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1057,744
Found positive140

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