Illawarra Newsroom

NSW Health - COVID19 cases rise

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NSW has reported eight cases of locally transmitted COVID 19 through to 8pm last night. Three of these cases were announced to the public yesterday, and are included in today’s numbers.

Four cases in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,072.

There were 12,498 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 5,970 in the previous 24 hours.

Of the twelve new cases to 8pm last night:

  • Four are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine
  • One is locally acquired and under investigation
  • Seven are locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster

One new case reported today was locally acquired, is likely to have been infected some days ago and appears linked to the Liverpool Hospital Dialysis cluster. Four more cases are close contacts of this case.

One new case is locally acquired whose source is under investigation. The remaining two cases today are close contacts of this case.

A known case travelled on a train on Saturday, 3 October that left Parramatta station at 7:13pm and arrived at Milsons Point station at 8:04pm. Anyone who caught the train at this time is considered a casual contact and must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop. After testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received.

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