12 March 2021

NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Eight new cases were acquired overseas, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,045.

There were 11,050 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 14,135.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)5,045
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56
Total tests carried out5,154,150

As of 12.01am this morning, new rules apply for people who arrive in NSW from New Zealand.

People who have been in Auckland in the past 14 days are now exempt from hotel quarantine, provided they get tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours of arriving in NSW. They must self-isolate in their accommodation until they receive a negative result.

NSW Health will follow up arrivals from Auckland if a negative test is not recorded for them, to inform them of their obligations.

If a person has only transited through Auckland Airport after flying from another part of NZ, they will not be required to quarantine or self-isolate on arrival in NSW.

NSW Health continues to monitor the situation and will update advice as appropriate to protect the NSW community.

With new cases being regularly detected among overseas arrivals, there is still a risk of COVID-19 spreading into the NSW community.

Although there have been no locally acquired cases for 54 days now, it is critical that everyone continues to practise COVID-safe behaviours and come forward for testing if they have even the mildest of symptoms.

NSW Health is treating 53 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. 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

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster001,641
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00446
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing000
Under initial investigation000

* notified from 8pm 10 March 2021 to 8pm 11 March 2021
** from 5 March 2021 to 8pm 11 March 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested10,660
Found positive205
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 282,908
Found positive526
From 15 May 2020 to 12 January 2021Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1079,623
Found positive182
Since 13 January 2021Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*14,717
Found positive15

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