NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
There were two cases acquired overseas, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,904. There were 9,723 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 7,819.
The continuing low testing numbers is a concern. Although NSW has now seen ten days without a diagnosed locally acquired case of COVID-19, the virus may still be circulating in the community. It is vital that everyone comes forward immediately for testing if they have even the slightest of symptoms, such as a sore throat, fever, cough, headache or runny nose.
Yesterday NSW Health’s sewage surveillance reported recently detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Liverpool treatment plant.
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