NSW records fourth consecutive day of zero new local cases of Covid-19

Sydney, Australia:

NSW recorded zero new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night – its fourth consecutive day of zero new local cases of Covid-19.

There were five cases recorded in returned travellers, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,895.

While there were 12,213 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 19,959, NSW Health can advise the reported testing numbers today appear lower after a minor IT issue delayed inclusion of approximately 6,000 negative tests.

These figures will be counted in tomorrow’s numbers. There were no delays reporting test results to individuals who had been tested. The five new cases reported to 8pm last night were all acquired overseas.

NSW Health is continuing to urge people across Sydney, but particularly the city’s west and south-west and Northern Beaches to come forward for testing if they have even the mildest of symptoms, such as a sore throat or cough.

“High testing rates help reveal cases that would otherwise go undetected. Every person who gets tested is not only helping to protect others in the community, but they are also playing an important role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19”, NSW Health has said.

Information as retrieved from NSW Health’s Social Media.