28 November 2020

NSW recorded no new cases of locally acquired COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Eight cases were reported in overseas travellers. This brings the total number of cases in NSW to 4,375 since the start of the pandemic.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 4,375
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)55
Total tests carried out3,456,460

There were 12,106 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 14,758 in the previous 24 hours.

NSW Health is treating 74 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases, 97 per cent, are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

NSW Health again urges people to practise COVID-19 safe behaviour while taking the necessary precautions to avoid heat stress this weekend.

People who can cool their home through a combination of fans, air-conditioning and closed blinds are asked to do so and stay at home. This is so physical distancing in other indoor spaces where people may seek respite from the heat is not compromised.

People going to the beach or pool should keep 1.5m from anyone other than those in their own household. To ensure everyone has an opportunity to enjoy the water and keeps out of the heat, we encourage people to swim and leave.

While NSW has had 21 days without a locally acquired case of COVID-19, there still may be transmission among people who have unrecognised infections with mild or no symptoms. As always, everyone is encouraged to continue to come forward for testing if they have even the mildest symptoms that could signal COVID-19, such as a runny nose or scratchy throat.

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.

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

past 24 hours*

Cases past 7 days**All cases
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster001,437
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00433
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing000
Under initial investigation000

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
* notified from 8pm 26 November 2020 to 8pm 27 November 2020
** from 8pm 20 November 2020 to 8pm 27 November 2020

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020:Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 7,281
Found positive 160
Since 30 June 2020:Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 51,244
Found positive287
Since 15 May 2020:Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1063,362
Found positive150

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