Sydney (Tribune International, NSW Health Release, 20 September 2020): Two new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,011. Sadly, there was one COVID-related death reported in this period, taking the overall number of deaths in NSW to 55.
A man in his 70s, whose COVID-19 infection was linked to the Sydney CBD cluster, passed away on Saturday 19 September. NSW Health extends condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.
|Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||4,011|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||55|
|Total tests carried out||2,584,683|
There were 13,635 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 15,239 in the previous 24 hours.
Of the two new cases to 8pm last night:
- One is a returned overseas traveller in hotel quarantine
- One is locally acquired, and early investigations indicate the infection may have been acquired at Liverpool Hospital. Investigations and contact tracing are continuing.
The case attended the following locations in Western and South Western Sydney and the South Coast, and people who may have taken taxis in Western and South Western Sydney must be alert for symptoms. Pleasingly, the person had the COVIDSafe App, which is being used to help identify contacts.
Anyone who attended the following venues for a least one hour during the following times is considered to be a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days since they were there. They must stay isolated for the entire period, even if a negative test result is received, as 14 days is the maximum time it generally takes for COVID-19 to develop:
- Campbelltown Golf Club, Glen Alpine– 16 September, 2pm-4.30pm
- Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club – 12 September, 2pm-6.15pm
- Carlo’s Italian Restaurante Bar & Seafood, Ulladulla – 12 September, 8pm-9.30pm
- Bannisters Pavilion Rooftop Bar & Grill, Mollymook – 13 September, 12.30pm-2.15pm
- Mama Wok, MacArthur Square Campbelltown 9 September 1:30pm-2:30pm
Anyone who attended the above venues at these times for less than one hour is considered a casual contact.
Anyone who attended the following venues at the specified times below is also considered a casual contact.
- Picnic Point Bowling Club – 18 September, 3pm-6pm
- Campbelltown Golf Club course Glen Alpine– 16 September, 9.30am-2pm
- Wray St Oyster Shed Batemans Bay 12 September,12 pm-1 pm
The person also drove a taxi for a number of days while potentially infectious. People who caught a taxi on September 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 in the following suburbs must monitor for symptoms and if any develop immediately get tested:
- Moorebank, Bankstown, Chipping Norton, Liverpool, Lidcombe, Warwick Farm and Milperra.
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.
While the number of locally acquired cases recorded in the past 24 hours continues to be low, the virus is likely still circulating and it is imperative anyone displaying mild symptoms get tested immediately and not delay their test, particularly with school holidays upon us, in order to stop further spread.
NSW Health is treating 78 COVID-19 cases, including two in intensive care, one of whom is 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.
- 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:||Count|
|Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster||1,403|
|Locally acquired – contact not identified||392|
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:||Count|
|Symptomatic travellers tested||5,212|
|Since 30 June 2020:||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2||25,798|
|Since 15 May 2020:||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||38,297|