There were also 11 new cases reported in quarantine hotels, all acquired overseas.
The results come from roughly 14,500 COVID-19 tests conducted yesterday, down from over 16,000 the day before.
NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant echoed the premier’s calls for increased testing.
“It is critical at this time in the response that we mop up any transmission chains, but also I would urge you to go about practising those COVID-safe practices,” she said.
It was a message that was reiterated today by NSW Health’s Dr Chatu Yapa, who warned it was “very likely” that COVID-19 is continuing to circulate in the community among people with mild or no symptoms.
“It is vital that we pick up every case of COVID-19 if we are to prevent further community transmission, and the best way we have of doing this is maintaining high testing numbers,” she said.