COVID-19 statistics for NSW, 29 April

As at 8pm Tuesday 28 April 2020, an additional 11 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since 8pm 27 April, bringing the total to 3,016.

During that time, 5,414 people were tested, compared to 4,112 in the 24 hours before.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)3,016
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)41
Cases reported recovered2,266
Cases tested and excluded209,643
Total persons tested212,659

Four cases previously reported in the NSW totals have now been excluded after further testing, reflecting the adjusted overall total of 3,016 confirmed cases.

Ten of the 11 new cases of COVID-19 have a source that is known.

There have now been 2,266 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in NSW.

There are currently 136 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. These include 17 people being treated in Intensive Care Units, with 14 of those requiring ventilators.

There have been four new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 41 deaths in NSW from confirmed COVID-19 cases.

All four deaths were among residents of Newmarch House aged care facility:

  • A 91-year-old female resident
  • A 93-year-old male resident
  • A 90-year-old female resident
  • An 89-year-old female resident

NSW Health extends its deepest condolences to their families.

An additional two staff members at Newmarch House have tested positive, bringing the total number of cases to 56, including 34 residents and 22 staff.

A four-year-old girl has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and attended Bright Minds Academy Cranebrook childcare centre for two days while infectious. The source of infection is under investigation.

Close contacts of the girl have been identified and contact tracing is underway. The Centre is now closed while further investigations and cleaning take place.

NSW Health is urging people with symptoms, including mild symptoms, to be tested to ensure as many cases in the community are as identified as quickly as possible.

This is particularly important in several new areas following a small number of locally acquired cases. These include Lithgow, Blue Mountains, Hornsby, Lane Cove and Northern Beaches Local Government Areas.

These, and all areas of concern for community transmission in NSW are listed here:

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:

By outcome:

Not yet recovered318
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available391

By sex and age group*:

Age GroupFemaleMaleTotal

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

By likely source of infection:

Interstate acquired68
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster  830
Locally acquired – contact not identified366
Under investigation0

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