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Third day NSW records no new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19

COVID-19 testing at Wollongong Hospital. Picture: Robert Peet
COVID-19 testing at Wollongong Hospital. Picture: Robert Peet

For a third day straight, NSW reported no new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm Saturday night.

Seven cases were reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,193.

There were 12,465 tests reported to 8pm Saturday night, compared with 12,890 in the previous 24 hours.

NSW Health is treating 77 COVID-19 cases, with no patients in intensive care. Ninety-two per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

NSW Health continues to appeal to the community to come forward for testing right away if anyone has even the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could signal COVID-19.

A spokesperson said it was particularly important in south western Sydney, western Sydney and south eastern Sydney, where there have been locally transmitted cases recently.

It comes as Victoria recorded seven new cases of COVID-19 - six linked to an outbreak in Melbourne's northern suburbs.

The state's Premier Daniel Andrews hit pause on easing any restrictions for Melbourne, but was allowing changes in regional areas from October 28.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/.../how-to-protect.../clinics or contact your GP.

This story Third day NSW records zero locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 first appeared on Illawarra Mercury.