NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Three new cases were acquired overseas, and one previously reported case was excluded following further investigation. This brings the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,083.
There were 12,322 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 5,127.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) ||5,083|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) ||56|
|Total tests carried out ||5,279,989|
NSW Health is treating 61 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in ICU. Most cases (92 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.
It is critical that everyone continues to practise COVID-safe behaviours and seek testing with even the mildest of symptoms.
A full list of the exposure venues associated with the security guard case linked to a returned traveller in hotel quarantine can be viewed on the
NSW Government website.
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 clinicsor contact your GP.
Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW
|Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster ||0||0||1,644|
|Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster||0||0||445|
|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 22 March 2021 to 8pm 23 March 2021
**from 17 March 2021 to 8pm 23 March 2021
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Symptomatic travellers tested ||11,166|
|Found positive ||214|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 ||86,870|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||79,623|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*||18,906|
* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.
Video of today’s press conference will be uploaded to our website.