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Sunday, May 26, 2024

NSW records 4 new COVID-19 cases

NSW has recorded four new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 3,981.

NSW Health says there were 9,316 tests undertaken in the same time period, down from 14,426 in the previous 24 hours.

“Testing numbers have dropped over the past two weeks, which is a concern particularly in areas like South Western, Western and South Eastern Sydney,” NSW Health said in a statement.

Of the four new confirmed cases, three are overseas travellers in hotel quarantine and one is locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster.

“The new case is a close contact of a previous case who attended the Eastern Suburbs Legion Club,” NSW Health said.

“This person had been in self-isolation while infectious.

“While there has only been one new locally acquired case recorded in the past 24 hours, the virus is likely circulating among people in the community with mild symptoms.

“As such, the risk of outbreaks and a resurgence of cases remains.

“It’s vital that everyone who does have the virus is tested and diagnosed, in order to stop further spread to others.”

NSW Health is again urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – to come forward and get tested, so cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.

“This is even more important with the upcoming school holidays, when people will travel across the state,” it said.

NSW Health is currently treating 81 COVID-19 cases, including six in intensive care, three of whom are being ventilated.

Locations linked to known cases, advice on testing and isolation, and areas identified for increased testing can be found at NSW Government – Latest new and updates.

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