Illawarra Newsroom

NSW Health COVID19 update Wednesday January 13

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

Six cases were also recorded in returned travellers, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,852. There were 20,664 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 14,738.

Of the seven new cases reported to 8pm last night:

- One locally acquired case is linked to the Berala cluster and is a close contact of previously reported cases. There are now 28 cases associated with the Berala cluster.

- Six are returned travellers.

Genomic testing on the case diagnosed with COVID-19 after presenting to the Mount Druitt Emergency Department on Saturday shows that this case is linked to the Berala cluster. Investigations are continuing to establish how the infection could have been acquired. Contacts of these cases have been tested and are all negative to date. Further contact tracing and testing is underway.

NSW Health would like to thank everyone who has come forward for testing, and continues to urges everyone in the state who has even mild cold- or flu-like symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, headache, fever, or a runny nose to isolate immediately and be tested.

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