NSW Health was notified this morning of a new case of COVID-19 in a person who works at Sydney Ground Transport, Alexandria, which provides transport for aircrew from the airport to their hotel. This case will be included in tomorrow’s numbers.
The source of the case remains under investigation. Urgent genome sequencing is underway. Testing of close contacts of the case is also urgently underway.
Sydney Ground Transport, Alexandria has been very cooperative. They have temporarily ceased operations while investigations and cleaning are underway.
Further advice will be provided should any additional information about community risks be identified.
NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Seven cases were reported in overseas travellers. This brings the total number of cases in NSW since the start of the pandemic to 4,468.
NSW Health is treating 68 COVID-19 cases, with one person in intensive care. Most cases (94 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.
There were 11,922 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 5,333 in the previous 24 hours.
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:
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
* notified from 8pm 14 December 2020 to 8pm 15 December 2020
** from 8pm 9 December 2020 to 8pm 15 December 2020
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