28 February 2021

NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, the 42nd consecutive day without a locally acquired case.

Five new cases were acquired overseas, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,988.

There were 11,225 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 12,671.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 4,988
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56
Total tests carried out5,011,674

NSW Health thanks the community for their excellent response in continuing to come forward for testing and following public health advice.

Yesterday we reached a milestone of five million COVID-19 tests having been recorded since the start of the pandemic.

However, it is important that everyone maintains their guard and continues to watch out for any signs that could indicate COVID-19.

With new cases being regularly detected among overseas arrivals, there is still a risk of COVID-19 spreading into the NSW community. It is critical that everyone continues to come forward for testing if they have even the mildest of cold-like symptoms.

NSW Health is treating 33 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (88 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

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.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW:

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster001,642
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00445
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing000
Under initial investigation000

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
* notified from 8pm 26 February 2021 to 8pm 27 February 2021
** from 21 February 2021 to 8pm 27 February 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 10,307
Found positive 197
Since 30 June 2020 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 78,656
Found positive502
From 15 May 2020 to 12 January 2021 Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1079,623
Found positive182
Since 13 January 2021         Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*10,685
Found positive12

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

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