NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, the 43rd consecutive day without a locally acquired case.
Three new cases were acquired overseas, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,991.
There were 10,652 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 11,225.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) ||4,991 |
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) ||56 |
|Total tests carried out ||5,022,326 |
NSW Health thanks the community for continuing to come forward for testing and following public health advice.
Despite there having been no locally acquired cases in recent weeks, 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 38 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care but does not require a ventilator. Most cases (89 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
|Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster ||0||0||1,641|
|Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster||0||0||446|
|Locally acquired – investigation ongoing ||0||0||0|
|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 27 February 2021 to 8pm 28 February 2021
**from 22 February 2021 to 8pm 28 February 2021
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Symptomatic travellers tested ||10,329 |
|Found positive ||197|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 ||78,961|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||79,623|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*||11,009|
* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.
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