NSW records three new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily total in weeks

NSW has recorded three new COVID-19 cases overnight, the lowest daily case total in over a month.

Two of the cases were locally acquired in south-west Sydney: one is a close contact of a person linked to the Bankstown funeral cluster, bringing the size of that cluster to 73, and the other is under investigation.

Commuters in Sydney on Tuesday morning wait for buses outside QVB.Credit:Louise Kennerley

The third case is a returned traveller in hotel quarantine. It's the state's lowest daily total since July 11 when NSW recorded two cases. The state has now had single-digit daily totals for five days running which hasn't happened since June 22.

One previous case has been excluded after further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the start of the pandemic to 3770.

The numbers in NSW come as Victoria records 222 new cases on Tuesday and 17 deaths.

Testing rates have remained very low in NSW, with 13,000 tests announced on Tuesday after just over 10,000 were recorded on Monday. NSW Health's Dr Jeremy McAnulty urged people with even the mildest symptoms to come forward.

People who attended a shopping centre in Sydney's Bankstown are also being urged to monitor for coronavirus symptoms after a person who attended the location earlier this month subsequently tested positive.

Anyone who attended Bankstown Central Shopping Centre on Saturday August 8 between 10am and 3pm should watch for coronavirus symptoms and get tested and self-isolate immediately if they occur.

It comes after a similar alert was issued for Sydney's Flemington Markets last night.

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