NSW recorded no new cases of locally acquired COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Eleven cases were reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine. This brings the total number of cases in NSW to 4,349 since the start of the pandemic.
|Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||4,349|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||55|
|Total tests carried out||3,383,608|
There were 12,012 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 16,329 in the previous 24 hours.
NSW Health is treating 71 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases, 97 per cent, are being treated by NSW Health in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
To further improve our ability to control the spread of COVID-19, NSW Health is asking people arriving in NSW from South Australia, by whatever mode of transport, to complete a declaration form to make it easier to check if they have visited any of the areas or venues of concern identified by the South Australian authorities and provide contact details if follow-up is required. This also applies to people arriving in NSW who have been in South Australia within the past 14 days.
Anyone who has been in South Australia since Friday 6 November should regularly monitor the SA Health alert page for areas or venues of concern and follow the advice of SA Health.
If they have been to any of the areas or venues identified as higher risk, they must immediately self-isolate and get tested if even the mildest of symptoms appear. For those who have been to venues assessed as posing lesser risk, they should get tested immediately, isolate until they receive a negative result and continue to monitor for symptoms and get re-tested immediately if they develop.
Non-NSW residents who have visited any of the venues where people have been directed to self-isolate will not be permitted to travel to NSW until 14 days have elapsed since exposure.
NSW residents are advised to defer non-essential travel to Adelaide, while people from Adelaide should defer non-essential travel to NSW.
While there have been no new locally acquired cases in NSW for the past 15 days, we continue to encourage people to get tested, even if they display only the mildest symptoms, such as a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, or fever. Any of these symptoms could signal a COVID-19 infection.
Testing allows us to prevent onward transmission by helping us identify as many cases in the community as quickly as possible. Every person who comes forward for testing is playing an important role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19.
There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP. Most people receive their test results within 24 hours.
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 when using public transport, rideshares and taxis, and in shops, places of worship and other places where you can’t physically distance. When taking taxis or rideshares, commuters should also sit in the back.
Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW
|Likely source of infection||Cases past 24 hours*||Cases past 7 days**||All cases|
|Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster||0||0||1,437***|
|Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster||0||0||433|
|Locally acquired – investigation ongoing||0||0||0|
|Under initial investigation||0||0||0|
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 20 November 2020 to 8pm 20 November 2020
**from 8pm 15 November 2020 to 8pm 21 November 2020
*** includes an old case that was reported this week, whose onset was likely earlier in October
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Since 29 March 2020||Count|
|Symptomatic travellers tested||7,052|
|Since 30 June 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2||49,090|
|Since 15 May 2020:||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||61,121|