The number of people to be fully interviewed by contact tracers within a day of their positive result nearly doubled last week, data published by NSW Health reveals.
Contact tracers fully interviewed 58% of new cases within one day of notification in the week ending September 20. The week before, tracers only reached 31% of people within that time frame.
It is the first time that metric has surpassed 50% since the end of August. The improvement in contact tracing comes as the number of new local cases continues to dip.