NSW recorded 1 new locally acquired case of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
There were also 11 cases recorded in returned travellers, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,868.
There were 14,574 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 16,070.
Of the 12 new cases reported to 8pm last night
It is very likely that COVID-19 is continuing to circulate in the community among people who have mild or no symptoms. It is vital that we pick up every case of COVID-19 if we are to prevent further community transmission, and the best way we have of doing this is maintaining high testing numbers.
Anyone who is experiencing any cold- or flu-like symptoms, no matter how mild, is urged to isolate immediately, get tested and continue to isolate until a negative result is received. This is particularly important in areas where there have been recent cases, including western Sydney, south-west Sydney, the Northern Beaches and Wollongong.
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
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.
Please check the
NSW Government website regularly for information on new and updated venues of concern related to cases of COVID-19, and follow the health advice if you were at any of these locations at the times listed.
NSW Health is treating 100 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care. Most cases (99 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.*notified from 8pm 14 January 2020 to 8pm 15 January 2021**from 8pm 9 January 2021 to 8pm 15 January 2021
* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.
COVID-19 Update - 16 January 2021