Sydney (Tribune International, NSW Health Release, 20 June 2020): One new case of COVID-19 was diagnosed between 8pm on 18 June and 8pm on 19 June, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,144.
The case is a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.
A total of 16,193 tests were carried out, compared with 17,363 tests in the previous 24 hours. More than 710,000 COVID-19 tests have now been carried out in NSW.
NSW Health would like to thank those with symptoms for coming forward, getting tested and ensuring cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.
|Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||3,144|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||50|
|Cases reported recovered||2,771|
|Total tests carried out||712,174|
There are currently 56 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, none in intensive care. In NSW, 2,771 people are known to have recovered from COVID-19.
Since 29 March 2020, 2,996 symptomatic travellers have been tested in hotels, with 99 of those (3 per cent) found positive. Travellers are also screened on day 10 of quarantine. Since this screening began on 15 May 2020, 9,377 returned travellers have been screened on day 10 of quarantine with 39 found positive.
As more restrictions are lifted, it is essential everyone maintains physical distancing of 1.5 metres and regularly washes their hands to minimise the risk of virus transmission. The virus may still be circulating in the community. People with mild symptoms or those who show no obvious symptoms can unknowingly pass it to others.
NSW Health is urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – to isolate 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||880|
|Locally acquired – contact not identified||364|
Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.