COVID-19 statistics for NSW, April 15

As at 8pm, Tuesday 14 April 2020, an additional 16 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since 8pm 13 April, bringing the total to 2886.

During that time, 1305 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)2886
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)26
Cases tested and excluded144,228
Total persons tested147,114

There are currently 214 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes 29 people being treated in Intensive Care Units, with 18 of those requiring ventilators.

There have been no COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours.

At the Anglicare Newmarch House aged care facility in Caddens, a total of 10 cases – six staff and four residents – have tested positive.

The first case was in a health care worker who worked with very mild symptoms while infectious. There have been 31 staff and 66 residents identified as close contacts and they are in isolation. Visitor restrictions are in place.

The first case also worked two shifts at Greystanes Disability Services in Jamisontown; four residents are close contacts and being isolated in their own rooms; six staff are in self-isolation. 

The Ruby Princess, which docked 19 March, is the only affected cruise ship that remains in NSW waters.

There are now a total of 140 crew on board who have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, there are 12 Ruby Princess crew members with COVID-19 in health facilities in NSW. This is an overall increase of 13 confirmed cases in crew in the past 24 hours.

In NSW, 369 passengers who were on the Ruby Princess have tested positive and there have been 8 deaths associated with the ship. There have been no changes to confirmed COVID-19 passenger numbers in the past 24 hours.

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.

The locations of COVID-19 clinics are available here.

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 here.

Confirmed cases to date:

By sex and age group*:

Age groupFemaleMaleTotal

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

By likely source of infection:

Overseas acquired1716
Interstate acquired65
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster738
Locally acquired – contact not identified351
Under investigation16

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