For a third consecutive day, NSW has reported no new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Seven cases were reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,193.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||4,193|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||55|
|Total tests carried out||2,986,756|
There were 12,465 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 12,890 in the previous 24 hours.
Of the seven new cases to 8pm last night all were acquired overseas and are now in hotel quarantine.
NSW Health is treating 77 COVID-19 cases, with no patients in intensive care. Ninety-two per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
NSW Health continues to appeal to the community to come forward for testing right away if anyone has even the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could signal COVID-19.
This is particularly important in south western Sydney, western Sydney and south eastern Sydney, where there have been locally transmitted cases recently.
COVID-19 is still likely circulating 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 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.
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.
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 – contact of a confirmed case|
and/or in a known cluster
|Locally acquired – source not identified||0||0||394|
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified since 8pm on 23 October 2020
**from 8pm 18 October 2020 to 8pm 24 October 2020
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Since 29 March 2020||Count|
|Symptomatic travellers tested||6,093|
|Since 30 June 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2||38,269|
|Since 15 May 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||50,594|