Nine new COVID-19 cases, September 9

Nine new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,946.

The Albion Hotel in Parramatta is among the affected locations — see more below.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)3,946
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)54
Total tests carried out2,371,501
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There were 20,852 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 12,494 in the previous 24 hours.

Of the nine new cases to 8pm last night:

  • One is a returned overseas traveller in hotel quarantine
  • Seven are linked to a known case or cluster
  • One case from South Eastern Sydney has no source identified at this point

One case attended Tattersalls City Gym, and one is a household contact of a previously reported case linked to the CBD cluster. Both of these cases were isolating. There is now a total of 68 cases linked to the CBD cluster.

Five of the locally acquired cases are linked to Concord Hospital. Two healthcare workers, one patient and two household contacts of the patient.

The two healthcare workers worked at the hospital while potentially infectious but reported having no symptoms while at work and wore personal protective equipment while caring for patients. Contact tracing is underway.

Twelve people associated with Concord and Liverpool have now tested positive for COVID-19, including eight healthcare workers. Investigations into the source of these infections are ongoing.

Non-urgent surgery at Concord has been cancelled until Friday. The hospital will be closed to all visitors from 8am today (Wednesday 9 September) until 10am Friday 11 September to enable deep cleaning of all wards.

Following a boarding student at Kincoppal Rose Bay School testing positive to COVID-19, 100 students have been identified as close contacts – not all boarders as previously reported. All close contacts, including teachers and students, have been placed into quarantine. The school has been cleaned and the boarding facility remains open to some year groups.

As a number of boarding facility staff have been quarantined due to close contact with the case, there is reduced capacity to supervise students in the boarding facility. This has resulted in some year groups having to return home.

Cases attended the following venues while infectious. Anyone who attended at the following times is considered to be a close contact and is being directed to get tested and isolate for 14 days. They must stay isolated for the entire period, even if a negative test result is received:

  • Albion Hotel, Parramatta Beer Garden and Pavilion, on Saturday 5 September between 8.15pm – 11.15pm for at least an hour.
  • The Crocodile Farm Hotel, Ashfield on Friday 4 September between 5.30pm – 6.30pm for at least an hour.
  • The New Shanghai Night restaurant, Ashfield on Friday 4 September between 6.30pm -8pm for at least an hour.

NSW Health is also directly contacting patrons identified as close contacts at these venues. Patrons who were there for less than an hour at these times are considered casual contacts and must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop and remain in isolation until they receive a negative result.

Anyone who attended the following venues or travelled on these trains at the following dates and times are 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:

  • Macquarie Shopping Centre, including Food Court, Coco Tea, Myer, Time Zone and Tommy Gun’s Barbershop, on Saturday 5 September from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
  • The Railway Hotel, Liverpool on Friday 4 September from 10:00pm – 11:30pm.
  • T1/T9 North Shore Line on 7 September between 9:17 – 9:29am from Milson’s Point to St Leonards 
  • T1/T9 North Shore Line on 7 September between 9:53 – 10:14am from St Leonard’s to Milsons Point

Locations linked to known cases, advice on testing and isolation, and areas identified for increased testing can be found here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates.

NSW Health is treating 88 COVID-19 cases, including six in intensive care, three of whom are being ventilated. Eighty-four per cent being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community and we must all be vigilant. To help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away – don’t delay.
  • Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
  • Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
  • Wear a mask on public transport, ride share, taxis, shopping, places of worship and other places where you can’t physically distance.

COVID-19 testing clinics can be found here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics, or call your GP.

Confirmed cases to date:

By likely source of infection: Count
Overseas2,091
Interstate acquired89
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster1,371
Locally acquired – contact not identified395
Under investigation0
Total3,946

Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date:

Since 29 March 2020:Count
Symptomatic travellers tested4,991
Found positive122
Since 30 June 2020:Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 221,599
Found positive105
Since 15 May 2020:Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1034,328
Found positive120

The link to today’s press conference will be upload to this page: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/press-conferences.aspx