No community COVID cases in NSW

No community COVID cases in NSW

Despite reporting no new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 in the 24-hours to 8pm last night, NSW Health are urging residents in south-west Sydney to remain "vigilant" when it comes to testing.

The last time there were no new locally transmitted cases in NSW was the 24 hours to October 19.

"COVID-19 is still likely circulating in the community and we must all be vigilant," NSW Health said in a statement.

"We continue to appeal to the community to come forward for testing right away if anyone has even the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19."

Seven cases in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine were reported, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4181.

There were 13,686 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 15,329 in the previous 24 hours. NSW Health is treating 80 COVID-19 cases, with no patients in intensive care.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away.
  • 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 when using public transport, rideshares and taxis, and in shops, places of worship and other places where you can't physically distance. When taking taxis or rideshares, commuters should also sit in the back.