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Tenth day with no community transmission of coronavirus in NSW

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One new case was recorded in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.

For the tenth consecutive day there has been no community transmission of coronavirus in NSW.

One new case was recorded in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.

There were 4789 tests in the past 24 hours, Dr Stephen Corbett from NSW Health said.

READ MORE: Victoria records nine new COVID-19 cases, but no deaths

https://twitter.com/NSWHealth/status/1312906508716445702Authorities have reminded people to maintain social distancing while enjoying the long weekend. Pictured is Dee Why Beach.

"Testing numbers have dropped recently, which is a concern," Dr Corbett said.

"NSW Health is appealing to the community to come forward for testing right away even if you have the mildest of symptoms, like a runny nose, scratchy throat, cough fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19."

Authorities will be watching figures closely in the coming days and weeks as warm weather and the long weekend sees crowds flocking to the beach.

Last week the premier and health minister urged people to enjoy the outdoors while maintaining social distancing.

You can get up-to-date information from the Federal Government's Coronavirus Australia app, available on the App Store, Google Play and the Government's WhatsApp channel.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-nsw-update-no-community-transmission-one-new-case-covid19-latest-numbers/3c3a2993-e9e7-402b-aa40-4dee38dab739

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