12 January 2021

NSW recorded five new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Eleven cases were also recorded in returned travellers, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,845. There were 14,738 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 18,570. NSW Health is concerned with the falling test numbers in recent days and urges anyone with mild flu-like symptoms to get tested and then remain at home until a negative result is received.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,845
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 4,388,407

Of the five locally acquired cases to 8pm last night:

  • One case is linked to the Berala cluster and is a close contact of a previously reported case. There are now 27 cases associated with the Berala cluster.
  • Two cases, from the Northern Beaches, are household contacts of each other. The source of their infections is under investigation.
  • One is a case first reported yesterday morning, who presented to Mount Druitt Emergency Department on Saturday 9 January, and one is a household contact of this case. The investigation into the source of their infections is ongoing.

NSW Health last night announced several new venues that are associated with today’s new locally acquired cases. Please check the NSW Government website and follow the health advice if you were at any of these locations at the times listed.

Additionally, anyone who attended the Blacktown Workers Sports Club’s Grange Buffet for more than one hour on Sunday 10 January between 12pm and 1.16pm, or for more than one hour on Sunday 3 January between 11:40am and 1:30pm is a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether a negative result is received.

A drive through clinic at the Blacktown International Sportspark, Eastern Road, Gate C, Rooty Hill, is open from 8am-10pm, seven days.

There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.

NSW Health is treating 118 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care. Most cases (98 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas 11412,673
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 3151,635
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00435
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 2412
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 10 January 2020 to 8pm 11 January 2021
**from 8pm 5 January 2021 to 8pm 11 January 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested8,791
Found positive 183
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 67,183
Found positive429
Since 15 May 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1079,261
Found positive182