03 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 4,925.

There were 11,816 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 6,686.

CasesCount
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,925
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56
Total tests carried out4,654,377

Today is the 17th day in a row with no reported local cases, but we cannot drop our guard. While testing rates have increased in recent days, they remain low compared to the much higher numbers seen in January.

NSW Health continues to urge people across the state, particularly in the Liverpool area, 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.

The state's ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Ireland Park sewage network site, which serves about 88,000 people in the Liverpool catchment in south western Sydney.

This catchment takes in the suburbs of Cecil Park, Cecil Hills, Bonnyrigg Heights, Green Valley, Len Waters Estate, Hinchinbrook, Hoxton Park, West Hoxton, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Edmondson Park, Bardia, Denham Court, Leppington, Gledswood Hills, Glenfield, Casula, Prestons, Varroville and Austral.

While a small number of recovered cases live in this area, NSW Health is concerned that there may be undiagnosed active cases in the area. Everyone in these suburbs is asked to be particularly vigilant for symptoms and to isolate and get tested immediately if they appear.

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.

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 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
Overseas2212,748
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster001,642
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00441
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing004
Under initial investigation000
Total 2214,925

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 1 February 2021 to 8pm 2 February 2021
**from 8pm 27 January 2021 to 8pm 2 February 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested9,557
Found positive192
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 272,235
Found positive466
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*5,835
Found positive5

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

Today's press conference will be uploaded to the Press conferences page once available.

Current as at: Wednesday 3 February 2021