Three new cases in NSW, January 11

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

Eight cases were also recorded in returned travellers, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,829.

There were 18,073 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 23,763.

Following a drop in testing numbers over the weekend, NSW Health is again asking everyone to continue to come forward for testing if they have even the mildest symptoms that could signal COVID-19, such as a runny nose or scratchy throat. After testing, you must remain in isolation until a negative result is received.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)4,829
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56
Total tests carried out4,373,669

All three of the new locally-acquired cases are linked to the Berala cluster and are close contacts of a previously reported case. There are now 26 cases associated with the Berala cluster.

A previously reported case that was under investigation has now been linked to the Avalon cluster, which now numbers 151 cases.

A case was notified overnight in a person who presented to Mount Druitt Emergency Department late on Saturday night 9 January with COVID-19 symptoms.

This individual was tested for COVID-19 and moved to an area of the Emergency Department reserved for suspected COVID-19 cases.

A positive COVID-19 result was received on the evening of Sunday 10 January and the patient was transferred to Westmead Hospital for treatment.

Urgent investigations and contact tracing are underway. Anyone determined to be at risk of possible exposure is being contacted and advised to get tested and isolate.

A new drive through clinic at the Blacktown International Sportspark, Eastern Road, Gate C, Rooty Hill is open now and will be open from 8am-10pm, seven days.

The Mount Druitt Emergency Department is undergoing deep cleaning and will shortly be operating as normal, with support from staff throughout Western Sydney Local Health District.

NSW Health last night announced several new venues in Sydney’s south-west and inner west that are associated with today’s new locally acquired cases. Please check the NSW Government website and follow the health advice if you were at any of these locations at the times listed.

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 108 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is 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 cluster3141,632
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00435 
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing0210
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 9 January 2020 to 8pm 10 January 2021 **from 8pm 4 January 2021 to 8pm 10 January 2021  

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date:

Since 29 March 2020:Count
Symptomatic travellers tested8,734
Found positive181
Since 30 June 2020:Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 266,798
Found positive423
Since 15 May 2020:Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1078,899
Found positive181

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