For the first time since COVID-19 was first recorded in NSW the state has announced that no new conformed cases have been recorded.

The news comes just days before the state eases some of its restrictions which will happen on Friday.

“As at 8pm on Monday, May 11, there have been no additional cases of COVID-19 diagnosed since 8pm on Sunday, May 10. This is the first time since 29 February there have been no new cases in NSW,” a NSW Health statement said today.

There were 6,048 people were tested in the reporting period, compared to 5,258 people in the previous 24 hours.

There were no new deaths in the reporting period.

The total number of cases in NSW remains at 3,053, while nearly 316,000 people have now been tested for COVID-19 in the state, which has one of the highest testing rates in the world.

Despite reaching such a major milestone NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged Australians to remain vigilant and come forward for testing.

“For the first time I think since we took records there weren’t any new cases overnight which is a positive outcome,” the Premier said today.

“But we know that there will be people walking around today in the community who have the virus and it’s our job to make sure we identify them.

“If you have the mildest symptoms please come forward and get tested, we know we get a bump up in testing during this time of the week and we are really relying on people to come forward, we want to see those testing numbers get closer to the target of 8000, especially as the winter months are approaching.”

See today’s press conference below.

COVID-19 update Tuesday 12th May

Posted by NSW Health on Monday, 11 May 2020

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