NSW has today recorded two whole weeks without a single new local COVID-19 case.
The encouraging milestone comes as a decision on Queensland’s border reopening to all of NSW fast approaches.
Health Authorities in the Sunshine State reassess the border situation at the end of every month, and have clearly stated that Sydney must go 28 days with no community transmission before the border could reopen.
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While there were no new local infections in the past 24 hours, ten cases have been reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine.
Meanwhile, NSW health is continuing to encourage people to get tested, even if they display the mildest symptoms, such as a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, or fever.
“Testing allows us to prevent onward transmission by helping us identify as many cases in the community as quickly as possible,” NSW Health said.
“Every person who comes forward for testing is playing an important role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19.”
There are 70 coronavirus infections still considered active across the state, however most cases are being treated out of hospital.
In the past 24 hours, more than 16,329 people have been swabbed for the virus.