02 February 2021

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

There were two cases acquired overseas, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,923.

There were 6,686 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 6,023.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,923
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56
Total tests carried out4,642,561

Although this is the 16th day in a row with no new locally acquired cases, NSW Health continues to be concerned by low rates of testing.

We urge people across the state to come forward for testing with even the mildest of symptoms that could signal COVID-19, such as a runny nose or scratchy throat. After testing, you must remain in isolation until a negative result is received.

High testing rates play an important role in helping to contain the spread of the disease, as it gives us the best chance of finding new cases and preventing new chains of transmission from becoming established.

A Public Health Order is in place ensuring anyone entering NSW from affected areas of Western Australia follows ‘stay at home’ rules until Friday night.

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 or their current place of residence 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 elsewhere in WA should be particularly careful to monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately should they occur.

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 48 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 2204,923

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 31 January 2021 to 8pm 1 February 2021
**from 8pm 26 January 2021 to 8pm 1 February 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested9,528
Found positive192
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 272,064
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*5,672
Found positive5

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