01 February 2021

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

There were six cases acquired overseas, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,921.

There were 6,023 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 8,811.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,921
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56
Total tests carried out4,635,875

NSW Health continues to be concerned by low rates of testing. We urge people across the state to come forward for testing with the mildest of symptoms. High testing rates are necessary to give confidence that no cases are going undetected in the community.

Following the reported case of COVID-19 in a Perth quarantine hotel security guard, the NSW Government has put in place a new Public Health Order to ensure anyone entering NSW from affected areas of Western Australia follows ‘stay at home’ rules.

Anyone entering NSW must complete an interstate traveller declaration confirming whether they attended any of the venues of concern identified by WA Health. Any who have attended those venues must get tested and isolate for 14 days.

Arrivals who have been in any of the named local government areas in the Perth, Peel and South West regions since Monday 25 January must get a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arriving, and stay at home for five days, until 9pm on Friday 5 February. If they do not get tested, they are required to remain at home for a total of 14 days.

Anyone who has been in WA should be particularly careful to monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately should they occur.

People subject to the stay at home orders in Perth should not be travelling to NSW.

This case is a timely reminder that COVID-19 can emerge at any time. Everyone who gets tested is playing an important role in helping to contain the spread of the virus.

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.

NSW Health is treating 49 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are 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
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster001,642
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00440
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing005
Under initial investigation000
Total 6214,921

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 30 January 2021 to 8pm 31 January 2021
**from 8pm 25 January 2021 to 8pm 31 January 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested9,509
Found positive192
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 271,852
Found positive464
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*5,498
Found positive5

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