NSW recorded 195 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
One new case was acquired interstate, and three cases have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 78,204.
Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the death of a man in his 80s from the Blue Mountains at Nepean Hospital. He had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions. This is the first death linked to an outbreak at Springwood Hospital where he acquired his infection. NSW Health expresses its sincere condolences to his loved ones.
There are currently 224 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 32 people in intensive care, 16 of whom require ventilation.
There were 57,878 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 58,915.
Everyone in these areas is urged to monitor for the onset of symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.
From tomorrow (Monday), NSW Health will no longer provide a breakdown of locally acquired and overseas acquired COVID-19 cases in its daily updates, but will instead provide a total of all cases.
Since the introduction of quarantine-free international travel on 1 November, the origins of where each case was acquired can no longer be determined immediately and so it is not possible to accurately report overseas cases on a daily basis.
This breakdown of locally and overseas acquired cases will now be reported in NSW Health's weekly
COVID-19 weekly surveillance reports.
From tomorrow, NSW Health will also no longer list case locations for regional and rural NSW on its website.
This change has already been made for case locations in Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour, and the Nepean Blue Mountains.
NSW Health will continue to contact people diagnosed with COVID-19 and their close contacts with relevant health advice. It will also continue to support workplaces and other locations that have a potential COVID-19 outbreak.
Service NSW also sends push notifications to people who have checked in at venues where a case was present at the same time they were. People who have received a COVID-19 case alert do not need to contact the business, or their family and friends about the alert.
NSW Health and Local Health Districts will continue to notify the public of venues of concern where there has been high levels of transmission and there is a need to alert members of the community who may have been there during the exposure period.
If you haven't received a COVID-19 vaccination yet, please don't delay. Even if you have had COVID-19 and recovered, you should get vaccinated.
If you are directed to
get tested for COVID‑19 or
self-isolate at any time, you must follow the
rules whether or not the venue or exposure setting is listed on the NSW Health website.
There are more than 500 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 12 November 2021 to 8pm 13 November 2021
**from 8pm 7 November 2021 to 8pm 13 November 2021
*notified from 8pm 11 November 2021 to 8pm 12 November 2021
*to 11.59pm 12 November 2021
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