31 March 2021

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

However, an update on developments since 8pm will be provided at 11.30am today.

Three new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,102.

There were 17,393 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 7,303.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,102
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 5,349,244

A number of new casual contact venues associated with the Queensland cases have been notified.

If you have been to these locations at the listed times, you should get tested immediately and isolate until a negative result is received. Continue to monitor for symptoms, and if they appear, get tested again:

Date and time
Byron BayBoards in the Bay
12 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Saturday 27 March 2021
12:40pm – 12:45pm
Byron BayByron Bay Central Pharmacy
31 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Saturday 27 March 2021
1:05pm – 1:10pm
​Byron Bay
​Main Street Burger Bar
​18 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Saturday 27 March 2021
1:15pm - 1:20pm
​Byron Bay
​Surf, Dive & Ski
​2/14 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Saturday 27 March 2021
1:25pm - 1:30pm
​Byron Bay
​3/8 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Saturday 27 March 2021
12pm - 12:30pm (note extension of time)

A complete list of venues of concern is available at latest COVID-19 news and updates. Please check it regularly, as advice is being updated as information becomes available.

NSW Health urges everyone in NSW, especially in the Byron Bay and Ballina areas, with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until they receive a negative result.

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 testing clinics or contact your GP.

NSW Health is treating 54 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in ICU. Most cases (94 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas 3182,923
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 001,643
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 29 March 2021 to 8pm 30 March 2021
**from 24 March 2021 to 8pm 30 March 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 11,395
Found positive 218
Since 30 June 2020:Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 89,243
Found positive556
From 15 May 2020 to 12 January 2021Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1079,623
Found positive182
Since 13 January 2021
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*21,225
Found positive

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