25 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 4,901.

There were 8,689 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 11,344.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,901
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56
Total tests carried out

Low testing numbers remain a concern. We are strongly urging 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.

Recent green-zone arrivals from New Zealand are being alerted to venues of concern following a probable case of COVID-19 in the country. Enhanced screening has been taking place at Sydney Airport from Sunday 24 January.

The Ministry of Health in New Zealand is investigating a positive test result in a person who recently travelled from overseas and completed their 14 days of isolation in a facility in Auckland, before later developing symptoms.

The details of these venues of concern, and the associated health advice, are available from the New Zealand Health website.

People who arrived in NSW from New Zealand between Thursday 14 January and Sunday 24 January, have been asked to check these venues of concern and, if they have been to any, to follow the associated health advice.

They are also asked to monitor for even the mildest of symptoms and get tested and isolate if they feel unwell, then remain in isolation until a negative result is received – in line with routine advice for everyone in NSW.

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.

NSW Health is treating 75 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
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 3174,901

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 23 January 2021 to 8pm 24 January 2021
**from 8pm 18 January 2021 to 8pm 24 January 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested9,316
Found positive 191
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 270,554
Found positive453
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*3,664
Found positive4

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