COVID-19 update for NSW, April 6

As at 8pm, Sunday, 5 April 2020, an additional 57 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, since 8pm 4 April, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 2,637.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)2,637
Cases tested and excluded121,401

There are 249 people with COVID-19 being treated by NSW Health. This includes 40 people in Intensive Care Units, and 22 of these require ventilators. More than half the remaining cases are being treated through Hospital in the Home services.

Sadly, NSW Health confirms the death of two people from COVID-19, bringing the state’s total deaths to 18.

An 86-year-old man confirmed to have COVID-19 has died in Liverpool Hospital. He was a resident of the Opal Care Bankstown aged care facility. There are now 5 cases associated with Opal Care Bankstown: 2 residents and 3 staff.

An 85-year-old-man confirmed to have COVID-19 has died, also in Liverpool Hospital. He was a close contact of another confirmed case.

NSW Health extends our condolences to the men’s families.

NSW Health is alerting passengers who were close contacts on flights to monitor for symptoms, and contact their GP, but call ahead first, or call healthdirect on 1800 022 222, or visit a NSW Health COVID-19/Flu assessment clinic should they become unwell.

A full list of flight details can be found at Known flights with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Everyone can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practising social distancing, thorough hand washing, cough etiquette and staying home if they’re unwell. Learn how to protect yourself and others.

Confirmed cases to date

By sex and age group

Age group​FemaleMaleTotal

*Note: Excludes cases notified without a date of birth and/or gender.

By likely source of infection

Overseas acquired1,605
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster595
Locally acquired – contact not identified397
Under investigation40

* Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhance surveillance activities.