03 March 2021

NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, the 45th consecutive day without a locally acquired case.

Six new cases were acquired overseas, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,000.

There were 17,047 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 7,576.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,000
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 5,046,949

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 41 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care but does not require a ventilator. Most cases (90 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
Overseas 6302,823
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 001,641
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00446
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 000
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 1 March 2021 to 8pm 2 March 2021
**from 24 February 2021 to 8pm 2 March 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 10,372
Found positive 198
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 79,633
Found positive
From 15 May 2020 to 12 January 2021Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1079,623
Found positive
Since 13 January 2021Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*11,640
Found positive

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