NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, the 44th 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 4,994.
There were 7,576 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 10,652.
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 symptoms.
NSW Health is treating 39 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care but does not require a ventilator. Most cases (85 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.
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 28 February 2021 to 8pm 1 March 2021
**from 23 February 2021 to 8pm 1 March 2021
* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.
Video update - 2 March 2021