Click the link below to see the latest NSW COVID-19 update from Gladys Berejiklian.
NSW Health COVID update
Wednesday, 18 August:
Locally acquired cases: 633
In hospital: 462
In ICU: 77
Tests in last 24 hours: 102,749
Since June 16, 2021 (current outbreak):
Locally acquired cases: 9280
Since January 25, 2020:
Total cases: 14,854
Total deaths: 116
COVID case locations NSW
A number of venues across NSW have been listed as COVID-19 exposure sites.
Anyone who is a close contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.
Anyone who is a casual contact and must get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result. NSW Health is also advising casual contacts to wear a mask around others and continue to monitor for symptoms – and if any symptoms occur, get tested again.
See the latest on NSW exposure sites by clicking the link below.
Sydney and regional NSW COVID restrictions
The entire of NSW is under state-wide lockdown restrictions.
There are also what Berejiklian has labelled as the “harshest restrictions Australia has ever seen” for a number of Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Sydney that have been identified as “areas of concern” for being as particularly high risk for COVID-19 transmission.
In the interactive map below, see the current level of COVID-19 restrictions across NSW. Click here to see what the restrictions mean for you.
Everyone in NSW must stay at home unless they have a reasonable excuse to leave. They also cannot have visitors in their home from outside their household, including family and friends.
There are varying rules and restrictions in relation to masks, essential reasons to leave home, gatherings and more.
Click here for a breakdown of all the COVID-19 rules and restrictions across NSW.
What time is the Gladys Berejiklian press conference today?
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian typically provides a COVID-19 update at 11am each day.
NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant is also typically in attendance, and Health Minister Brad Hazzard is often present.