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Thursday, May 23, 2024

NSW marks 2nd day with no community transmission

One new case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in NSW since yesterday, marking the second consecutive day with no community transmission of the virus in the state.

The total number of cases in NSW now stands at 4,024, with the newest case a returned overseas traveller who is currently in hotel quarantine.

NSW Health said there were 16,759 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 7,616 in the previous 24 hours. 

“This marks the second day in a row with no community transmission of COVID-19. The last time NSW had consecutive days without community transmission was July 3, 4, and 5,” said NSW Health.

“While there were no locally acquired cases recorded in the past 48 hours, the virus is likely still circulating and it is imperative anyone displaying mild symptoms get tested immediately and not delay their test.

“Testing numbers were higher today, but they have declined in recent weeks. NSW Health is appealing to the community to come forward for testing right away if you have a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19.”

NSW Health said it would like to see testing levels above 20,000 as was achieved last week.

“Particularly in South Western Sydney, and ahead of school holidays – for the sake of your friends and family, get a test.”

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