NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
One new case was acquired overseas, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,931.
There were 9,248 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 12,521.
Today is the 21st day in a row with no reported locally acquired cases in NSW, but we need to continue to have high testing numbers to give us the best chance of finding any new cases and preventing new chains of transmission from becoming established.
| Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) ||4,931|
| Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||56|
| Total tests carried out||4,696,810|
As an additional precautionary measure, NSW Health has introduced day 16 COVID-19 tests for overseas travellers who have been released from hotel quarantine. This is in addition to the current testing on days 2 and 12 for all returned travellers while in hotel quarantine.
NSW Health is continuing to screen passengers arriving on flights from Victoria and any person who enters NSW from Victoria by air or rail is required to complete a passenger declaration form.
People who have been to any of the
public exposure sites listed on the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website during the relevant times must get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days since being there, regardless of the result.
NSW Health continues to urge all people to come forward for testing with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms that could signal COVID-19, such as a sore throat, cough, fever or runny nose. After testing, you must remain in isolation until a negative result is received.
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 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
|Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster||0||0||1,642|
|Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster||0||0||442|
|Locally acquired – investigation ongoing||0||0||3|
|Under initial investigation||0||0||0|
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
* notified from 8pm 5 February 2021 to 8pm 6 February 2021
**from 8pm 31 January 2021 to 8pm 6 February 2021
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Symptomatic travellers tested||9,681|
|Found positive ||193|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2||73,007|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||79,623|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*||6,639|
*Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.