As at 8pm, Friday 24 April 2020, an additional 12 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since 8pm 23 April, bringing the total to 2,994.
During that time, 4,840 people were tested, up from 7,352 the 24 hours before.
|Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||2,994|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||35|
|Cases reported recovered||2,193|
|Cases tested and excluded||190,262|
|Total persons tested||193,256|
There have now been 2,193 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in NSW.
There are currently 203 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. These include 19 people being treated in Intensive Care Units, with 15 of those requiring ventilators.
There has been one new death reported in the last 24 hours.
A resident of Anglicare Newmarch House has passed away, and this brings the total number of deaths linked to the facility to five.
At Anglicare Newmarch House, an additional two residents and two staff have been confirmed as cases, bringing the total to 48 cases, including 17 staff and 31 residents.
NSW Health is urging people with symptoms, including mild symptoms, to be tested to ensure as many cases of COVID-19 in the community are as identified as quickly as possible.
This is particularly important today in in the Blue Mountains LGA following a small number of locally acquired cases.
Areas of concern for community transmission in NSW are listed on the NSW Health website here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/covid-19-latest.aspx#increased
The locations of COVID-19 clinics are available here.
NSW Health is alerting passengers who were close contacts of cases on flights to monitor for symptoms, and contact their GP, (call ahead before visiting), 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:
|Alive – less than 3 weeks from symptom onset/recovery data not available||466|
By sex and age group*:
*Note: Excludes cases notified without a date of birth and/or gender.
By likely source of infection:
|Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster||807|
|Locally acquired – contact not identified||366|
* Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhance surveillance activities.