COVID-19 statistics for NSW, May 4

As at 8pm Sunday 3 May 2020, one additional case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed since 8pm 2 May, bringing the total to 3,033.

During that time, 5,571 people were tested, compared to 7,234 people in the 24 hours before. This is the highest number of test results on a Sunday, which typically has lower testing numbers.

NSW Health would like to thank those with symptoms for coming forward, getting tested and ensuring as many cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)3,033
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)44
Cases reported recovered2,328
Cases tested and excluded245,665
Total persons tested248,698

Three cases previously reported in the NSW totals have now been excluded after further testing, reflecting the adjusted overall total of 3,033 confirmed cases.

There have now been 2,328 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in NSW.

There are currently 107 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes 14 people being treated in Intensive Care Units, with 10 of those requiring ventilators. 75 per cent of cases are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

There have been no new deaths over the 24-hour reporting period. There have been no new cases at Newmarch House aged care facility.

NSW Health has offered, and the Federal Government and Anglicare has agreed, to ensure all staff will be tested every day at the start of their shifts for COVID-19. Residents continue to have the choice of being cared for in the facility through hospital in the home, or being treated in Nepean Hospital, depending on their Advanced Care Directive and their own personal wishes. 

The one additional case was a seven-year-old boy who attended Warragamba Public School. The school has been closed today and a risk assessment is under way.

A report released last month by the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) found the transmission of COVID-19 in both primary and high schools has been very limited, and considerably less than seen for other respiratory viruses such as the flu. The report has found no evidence that students transmitted the virus to adults in the schools studied.

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 in several new areas following a locally acquired case. These include Blacktown, Canada Bay, Cumberland, Inner West, Liverpool, Parramatta and Penrith Local Government Areas.

All areas of concern for community transmission in NSW are listed here:

The locations of COVID-19 assessment 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 recovered325
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available336

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 cluster846
Locally acquired – contact not identified360
Under investigation0

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