As at 8pm, Monday 13 April 2020, an additional 7 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since 8pm 12 April, bringing the total to 2,870.
During that time, 1,422 people were tested. NSW Health is increasing its testing and surveillance for several areas including Penrith, Inner West, Liverpool, Randwick, Waverley, Woollahra, Blacktown, Cumberland, Westmead, Ryde, Manning and Lake Macquarie.
These areas have been prioritised as they have a small number of cases of community transmission where the source has not been identified, however NSW Health is asking anyone who is feeling unwell to be tested.
|Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||2,870|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||26|
|Cases tested and excluded||142,939|
|Total persons tested||145,890|
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There are currently 225 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes 32 people being treated in Intensive Care Units, with 19 of those requiring ventilators.
There have been no COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours.
There has been further large-scale testing on board the Ruby Princess.
- There have been 69 crew on board the Ruby Princess who are symptomatic and have tested positive to COVID-19, three more than yesterday. All have mild symptoms and many are already close to recovery.
- A further 59 crew members on the ship who are no longer symptomatic have also returned positive tests, bringing the total number of positive crew members currently on board to 128.
- In addition, 11 who have been evacuated from the ship with COVID-19 remain in Sydney health facilities. Increased infection control measures have been implemented on the ship.
- There are 369 passengers linked to The Ruby Princess who have confirmed COVID-19 in New South Wales.
A health care worker at the Anglicare Newmarch House aged care facility in Caddens has tested positive; she worked while infectious. Thirty-one staff and 66 residents are close contacts and are in isolation. Two close contacts are symptomatic; one is a resident who has tested positive and the other test result is pending. Visitor restriction is in place and investigations are continuing.
The worker also worked two shifts at Greystanes Disability Services in Jamisontown; four residents in the service are close contacts and are being isolated in their own rooms; six staff are in self-isolation.
NSW Health urges anyone who is feeling unwell with a cough or a fever, to get assessed by visiting one of the free COVID-19 clinics, their local GP or their nearest hospital. Anyone who is unwell should stay at home except when seeking health care.
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.
Confirmed cases to date
By sex and age group*
*Note: Excludes cases notified without a date of birth and/or gender.
By likely source of infection
|Overseas or interstate acquired||1,778|
|Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster||730|
|Locally acquired – contact not identified||350|
* Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhance surveillance activities.