Sydney (Tribune International, NSW Govt Health Release, 28 June 2020): Three new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed between 8pm on 26 June and 8pm on 27 June, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,177.
One case is a 34-year-old overseas cargo airline crewmember who became unwell during transit. Close contacts have been identified and further investigations are underway. The other two new cases are returned travellers in hotel quarantine.
A record total of 18,114 tests were notified in the reporting period, compared with 23,733 tests in the previous 24 hours. NSW Health thanks the community for continuing to take COVID-19 seriously and for getting tested.
More than 830,000 COVID-19 tests have now been carried out in NSW.
|Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||51|
|Cases reported recovered||2,784|
|Total tests carried out||830,541|
There are currently 49 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, with none in intensive care. In NSW, 2,784 people are known to have recovered from COVID-19.
Since 29 March 2020, 3,360 symptomatic returned travellers have been tested in hotels, with 106 of those (3 per cent) found positive. Travellers are also screened on day 10 of quarantine. Since this screening began on 15 May, 11,882 returned travellers have been screened on day 10 of quarantine with 60 found positive.
In line with the advice of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC), NSW Health strongly discourages travel to and from areas of Melbourne with COVID-19 outbreaks until control of community transmission has been contained.
The Victorian Government has identified the local government areas of Hume, Casey, Brimbank, Moreland, Cardinia and Darebin as the focus of current outbreaks of concern. These areas include the priority suburbs of Keilor Downs, Broadmeadows, Maidstone, Albanvale, Sunshine West, Hallam, Brunswick West, Fawkner, Reservoir and Pakenham.
We urge anyone who is planning to visit Melbourne to keep up to date with NSW Health and Victorian Health travel advisories. Anyone who returns from Melbourne hotspots, including NSW residents, should not attend aged care facilities, hospitals, or other settings with vulnerable people, and should avoid gatherings outside of their immediate household for a period of 14 days.
To minimise the risk of virus transmission it is essential that all people who have been directed into home isolation and quarantine arrangements follow these directions, and that everyone continues to maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres and regularly wash their hands.
NSW Health is urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – to practice good hygiene by coughing and sneezing into their elbow or a tissue, washing their hands regularly, isolate themselves from others and to seek testing via their GP or by visiting one of the COVID-19 testing clinics. A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/clinics.aspx
Confirmed cases to date:
By likely source of infection:
|Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster||881|
|Locally acquired – contact not identified||363|
1 Total 3,177 Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.