24 January 2021

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

There were three cases acquired overseas, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,898.

There were 11,344 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 11,343.

CasesCount
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,898
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56
Total tests carried out4,564,600

NSW Health continues to urge people across the state to come forward for testing with even the mildest of symptoms. High testing rates are essential to give us confidence that no cases are going undetected in the community. Everyone who gets tested is playing an important role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19.

NSW Health’s sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at two treatment plants – Warriewood and North Head.

The Warriewood treatment plant takes in a catchment of approximately 70,000 people from the Northern Beaches. The North Head treatment plant takes in a catchment of approximately 1.3 million people, from a large area of Sydney, north of the Paramatta River from Western Sydney to Manly.

While this likely reflects known recent confirmed cases in these areas, NSW Health urges everyone living or working there to monitor for symptoms and get tested and isolate immediately if they appear.

NSW Health’s sewage surveillance program has also recently detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at Liverpool ‘s treatment plant, which takes in a catchment of close to 180,000 people from the suburbs of Bardia, Hinchinbrook, Hoxton Park, Abbotsbury, Ingleburn, Prestons, Holsworthy, Edmondson Park, Austral, Cecil Park, Cecil Hills, Elizabeth Hills, Bonnyrigg Heights, Edensor Park, Green Valley, Pleasure Point, Casula, Hammondville, Liverpool, Moorebank, Wattle Grove, Miller, Cartwright, Lurnea, Warwick Farm, Chipping Norton, Voyager Point, Macquarie Links, Glenfield, Catherine Field, Gledswood Hills, Varroville, Leppington, West Hoxton, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Len Waters Estate, Carnes Hill, and Denham Court.

NSW Health urges everyone living or working in these suburbs to monitor for symptoms and get tested and isolate immediately if they appear.

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

Everyone is urged to check the NSW Government website for details of venues of concern and affected public transport routes, and asked to follow the health advice provided.

NSW Health is treating 79 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (96 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
Overseas3162,720
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster001,642
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00439
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing007
Under initial investigation000
Total 3164,898

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 22 January 2021 to 8pm 23 January 2021
**from 8pm 17 January 2021 to 8pm 23 January 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested9,286
Found positive 191
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 270,312
Found positive452
From 15 May 2020 to 12 January 2021Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1079,623
Found positive182
Since 13 January 2021Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*3,332
Found positive4

* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.

Current as at: Sunday 24 January 2021