Tribune International (NSW Health Release, 11 Sept 2020): Ten new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,963.
Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,963
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 54
Total tests carried out 2,446,201
There were 22,805 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 24,760 in the previous 24 hours.
An additional 27,135 historic tests from a private laboratory, all negative, have also been added to the total test numbers today.
Of the ten new cases to 8pm last night:
Six are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine
Four are locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster
One new case is a household close contact of a previous case associated with Liverpool Emergency Department.
Another of the new cases is a household contact of a previously reported case linked to the CBD cluster.
Two new cases attended the Eastern Suburbs Legion Club at Waverley. NSW Health continues to work with the club to identify members who attended at the same times. Contact tracing and investigations into the source of the original infection are continuing.
Locations linked to known cases, advice on testing and isolation, and areas identified for increased testing can be found here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates.
Following further testing and expert review, a previously reported case, a staff member of Concord Hospital, has been excluded. As a result, anyone previously identified as a close contact has been notified and informed they are no longer required to complete 14 days isolation. This includes close contacts previously identified at Paperboy Café in Concord and Plus Fitness Epping.
NSW Health is treating 83 COVID-19 cases, including six in intensive care, four of whom are being ventilated. Eighty-six per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community and we must all be vigilant. To help stop the spread of COVID-19:
If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away – don’t delay. This is particularly important in areas where there have been reported cases, including along the border with Victoria.
Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
Wear a mask on public transport, ride share, taxis, shopping, places of worship and other places where you can’t physically distance.
COVID-19 testing clinics can be found here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics, or call your GP.
Confirmed cases to date:
By likely source of infection:
Interstate acquired 89
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 1,380
Locally acquired – contact not identified 395
Under investigation 0
Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date:
Since 29 March 2020:
Symptomatic travellers tested 5,023
Found positive 123
Since 30 June 2020: Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2: 22,391
Found positive 111
Since 15 May 2020:
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10: 34,988
Found positive 120