No new locally acquired cases of COVID-19

NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Six cases were recorded in returned travellers, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,795.

There were 27,879 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 32,667. NSW Health continues to urge everyone throughout the state to continue to come forward with even the mildest of symptoms. High testing numbers are vital to finding undetected cases and helping to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,795
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56
Total tests carried out4,279,578

Of the six cases to 8pm last night:

  • all were acquired overseas.

NSW Health last night announced new venues in Huskisson and Kangaroo Valley on the south coast which had been visited by a confirmed case of COVID-19 reported yesterday.  Revised advice was also provided for previously announced venues in Merrylands and Parramatta.

New venues in the western Sydney suburb of Wentworthville have been added to the list of venues of concern, including the Wentworthville BWS, Domino’s Pizza, Woolworths, Green Farm Meat NSW Halal, Udaya Supermarket, Ambeys Big Apple, Sri Lakshmi Supermarket, Pizza Hut and Swagath Biryani House.

Information on all venues of concern visited by COVID cases is available on the NSW Government website, and everyone is urged to check regularly for new information as it emerges.

In response to the Wentworthville venues of concern, a new testing clinic has been opened in Wentworthville at 69 Veron Street, behind the Wentworthville Community Centre. This clinic is open to 8pm today, and then every day from 8am to 8pm.

This follows the opening of a new walk-in clinic outside the school hall at Berala Public School (216 Harrow Road) and a new drive-through clinic is operating in Lidcombe at Sydney University’s Cumberland Campus (39 Weeroona Road, Lidcombe), with access via Gate 3.

A high-volume drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic is also open at Merrylands Park, at the corner of Burnett Street and Merrylands Road, from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. Testing is quick, convenient, and free, and you don’t need a Medicare card to have a COVID-19 test.

There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit or contact your GP.

NSW Health is treating 114 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (99 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW:

Likely source of infectionCases
past 24 hours*
Cases past 7 days**All cases
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster0231,620
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00435 
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing0311
Under initial investigation000 
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 5 January 2020 to 8pm 6 January 2021 **from 8pm 31 December 2020 to 8pm 6 January 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date:

Since 29 March 2020:Count
Symptomatic travellers tested8,560
Found positive179
Since 30 June 2020:Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 265,406
Found positive407
Since 15 May 2020:Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1077,643
Found positive177