Seven new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,953.
|Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||3,953|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||54|
|Total tests carried out||2,396,261|
There were 24,760 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 20,852 in the previous 24 hours.
Of the seven new cases to 8pm last night:
- Two are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine
- Five are linked to a known case or cluster
One new case is a student who attends St Pauls Catholic College Greystanes. They had been identified as a close contact and were in self-isolation.
Two new cases are linked to Concord Hospital, including one staff member and one close contact of a previous case. The staff member had been identified as a close contact of a previous case at the hospital and was in isolation. There are now 14 people associated with Concord and Liverpool Emergency Departments who have tested positive for COVID-19, including nine healthcare workers. Investigations into the source of these infections are ongoing.
Two new cases are from South Eastern Sydney, who both reported visiting the Eastern Suburbs Legion Club at Waverley.
A case from South Eastern Sydney reported yesterday as being under investigation also attended the Eastern Suburbs Legion Club. One of the three cases attended the Legion Club on a number of occasions while infectious, and NSW Health is working with the club to identify members who attended at the same times. Contact tracing and investigations into the source of the original infection are under way.
Anyone who attended the Legion Club on the following days and times are now considered to be a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result:
- Tuesday, 1 September from 6.00pm
- Friday, 4 September from 4:30pm
- Saturday, 5 September from 4.15pm
- Sunday, 6 September from 5.00pm
- Monday, 7 September from 3.00pm
In addition, NSW Health is investigating whether someone at the club on the evening of Friday, 28 August may be the source for cases associated with the club. No known cases were infectious while at the club that evening, however anyone who attended the Legion Club between 5pm and 6.30pm on Friday, 28 August must immediately get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.
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 86 COVID-19 cases, including six in intensive care, four of whom are being ventilated. Eighty-three per cent of cases 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|
|Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster||1,376|
|Locally acquired – contact not identified||395|
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 tested||5,009|
|Since 30 June 2020:||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2||21,972|
|Since 15 May 2020:||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||34,650|
Today’s video update with Dr Jeremy McAnulty: