Illawarra Newsroom

NSW Health COVID19 update for Tuesday January 12

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NSW recorded five new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Eleven cases were also recorded in returned travellers, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,845. There were 14,738 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 18,570.

NSW Health is concerned with the falling test numbers in recent days and urges anyone feeling with mild flu-like symptoms to get tested and then remain at home until a negative result is received.

Of the five locally acquired cases to 8pm last night:

  • One case is linked to the Berala cluster and is a close contact of a previously reported case. There are now 27 cases associated with the Berala cluster.
  • Two cases, from the Northern Beaches, are household contacts of each other. The source of their infections is under investigation.
  • One is a case first reported yesterday morning, who presented to Mount Druitt Emergency Department on Saturday 9 January, and one is a household contact of this case. The investigation into the source of their infections is ongoing.

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