Fragments of COVID19 have been detected at sewage pumping stations which serve almost 25,000 people in Bowral and Moss Vale
This is concerning, because while there have been recent cases in Moss Vale, there were no recent cases reported in Bowral.
More than 18,500 western Sydney residents have been alerted to the presence of the virus in sewage at two local sewage pumping stations.
NSW has gone five consecutive days without a single locally-acquired case of COVID-19 being diagnosed.
NSW Health said there were five coronavirus cases diagnosed in returned travellers in hotel quarantine in the 23,236 tests undertaken in the 24-hours to 8pm on Wednesday.
Deputy Chief Officer Jeremy McAnulty said on Thursday 71 patients were being treated in NSW and none of them were in intensive care.