COVID UPDATE - Tuesday January 12
There were 5 new cases of community transmission recorded in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm. Of those, two are in the Mt Druitt area in western Sydney and the source is under investigation, two are on the Northern Beaches and one is linked to the Berala cluster. There were also 11 new cases among the returned overseas travellers.
Of concern is the low number of testing throughout the State. The Premier and Chief Health Officer have again called on people to get tested even if you have a runny nose. We know that Covid is still circulating in some communities undetected (not ours, fortunately), and the earlier cases are captured and contained the better.
The Hunter-New England region has now gone 158 days without a locally-acquired case.
Please also remember that the wearing of masks is still mandatory if you’re visiting most indoor places on the Central Coast or Greater Sydney.
Australia's death toll remains at 909 with 56 in NSW and 820 in Victoria.
NSW has 200 active cases (as at 8pm) and we should hopefully start to see that number fall further in the coming days. Victoria has 38, there are 26 in QLD, 14 in WA, 15 in SA and 19 in the NT. Tasmania and the ACT have zero.
Please continue to stay safe, vigilant, maintain the social distancing, and wear a mask if you have to visit places where social distancing is difficult.
Don't forget, if you have any symptoms, however minor, please self-isolate and get tested immediately.