Illawarra Newsroom

NSW - four new cases of COVID-19

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Since 8 o'clock last night, there have been four new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,119.

There were 14,127 tests carried out in the reporting period, compared with more than 15,200 in the previous 24 hours.

More than 620,000 COVID 19 tests have been carried out in NSW.

There are currently 47 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, and none are in intensive care. In NSW, 2,763 people have recovered from COVID-19.

Of the four new cases today, two cases are travellers in hotel quarantine.

The third is a locally acquired case under investigation, a man in his twenties. All close contacts of this case are being contacted. It is understood this case did not attend any recent mass gathering, including protests.

The fourth case is the now-confirmed case related to Rose Bay Public School. The date of infection is still to be determined and this case may be an older infection. The source of infection is also being investigated. As a precaution, all close contacts of this case are being identified and advised of the need to isolate and monitor for symptoms.

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 get tested. This is important for everyone in the community and especially for anyone who attended any rallies in recent days.

With the easing of restrictions, it remains essential that everyone maintains social distancing of 1.5m and regularly washes their hands to minimise the risk of virus transmission.

The locations and opening hours of COVID-19 testing clinics are available here: www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/clinics.aspx