ISLHD COVID-19 Case numbers

For the 24 hour period to 8pm, Saturday 24 July there were no new COVID-19 cases recorded for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

ISLHD cases this week:

  • One case is a resident of Wollongong Local Government Area, however is isolating outside the Local Health District. 
  • One case is a resident of the Wollongong Local Government Area, however is currently in home isolation outside the Local Health District.
  • Four cases in the Wollongong Local Government Area who are all in home isolation.

All cases were linked to known Sydney cases. 

There are no local COVID-19 cases currently hospitalised. 

There were more than 19,000 COVID-19 tests carried out in the Illawarra Shoalhaven for the week ending Sunday, 18 July. 

Please note, the data on this page will be updated as information on new cases or hospitalisations becomes available. 

NSW Health provides information about venues of concern where there has been a risk of community transmission from known cases. A list of venues and advice can be found here.  

COVID-19 in Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD Number

Total confirmed cases of COVID-19*

Cases of COVID-19 are confirmed based on a laboratory analysis of a nasopharengeal swab. The number of confirmed cases may vary over time as a result of ongoing investigation or case review.

166

(of these,125 cases were acquired overseas) 

Active cases

** Active cases are defined as people who have tested positive for COVID-19, are in isolation and are being clinically monitored by NSW Health. A person will no longer be an active case when they are clinically released from isolation. This figure only shows active cases that acquired their infection in NSW, it does not include cases that are acquired overseas, interstate or that are under initial investigation.

8

Total number of people tested for COVID-19 (since testing began)

Tests for COVID-19 can be performed in a range of locations, including:

  • Hospital emergency departments or fever clinics
  • GP surgery or clinic
  • Aboriginal Medical Service
  • Community testing clinic​
350,165

The ISLHD Public Health Unit contacts close contacts of new cases, who will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days from last contact. They will be tested for the infection and remain in isolation regardless of the result.

Anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 and their close contacts are either being treated in hospital or are in self-isolation while required, to ensure there is no ongoing risk of infection to others in the community.

Locations where these cases live, work or have visited do not pose any ongoing risk to the public unless listed as a venue of concern by NSW Health. Publishing private details, such as the location of individuals diagnosed with COVID-19, is a breach of patient privacy and serves no public health benefit.

The latest advice and resources on COVID-19 are available here. You can find the state-wide COVID-19 data and information on social-distancing at the NSW Health website

* PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are notified by the person’s normal place of residence. In some instances, a case counted within ISLHD may relate to a person/s not currently staying or being cared for in the District.
  • The number of confirmed cases does not necessarily represent the total number of people in the community who may have COVID-19. People with COVID-19 may experience very minimal symptoms, and may not undergo testing.
  • Social distancing is currently the best measure we have to limit the spread of COVID-19. Everyone should continue to follow the social distancing requirements currently in place, regardless of how many confirmed cases there might be in their local area.
  • The information provided above is correct at the time of publication. In some cases, the total number of confirmed cases may be reduced when a case has been found to live outside of ISLHD or as a result of ‘false positive’ tests. A false positive is where a person initially tests positive for COVID-19, but subsequent tests are negative.