COVID-19 case numbers remain low with only one person diagnosed

Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms should assume it's COVID-19 until proven otherwise, and should isolate and get tested right away. Picture: Sylvia Liber
Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms should assume it's COVID-19 until proven otherwise, and should isolate and get tested right away. Picture: Sylvia Liber

One new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed overnight, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,783.

The new case is a close contact of a previously reported case at Hornsby Hospital.

The person went into isolation before the commencement of their infectious period, following notification of the previous Hornsby case.

There were 32,580 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 28,767 in the previous 24 hours.

Health authorities warned that while case numbers have remained low this week the virus continued to circulate in the community and vigilance must be maintained.

"It is vital that high rates of testing continue in order to find the source of the cases still under investigation and to identify and stop further spread of the virus," a health spokeswoman said.

"NSW Health is urging anyone with even the mildest of symptoms - including runny nose, sore throat, cough, or loss of taste and smell - to come forward for testing.

"It is the best way to protect your family, friends and the wider community.

"If you have any cold or flu-like symptoms at all, assume it's COVID-19 until proven otherwise - isolate and get tested right away; don't delay."

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This story COVID-19 case numbers remain low with only one person diagnosed first appeared on Illawarra Mercury.