COVID-19 Statistics for NSW, May 8

As at 8pm Thursday 7 May 2020, four additional cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since 8pm 6 May, bringing the total to 3,047.

During that time, 9,461 people were tested, compared to 10,902 people in the 24 hours before. 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)3,047
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)46
Cases reported recovered2,486
Cases tested and excluded278,210
Total persons tested281,257

One case previously reported in the NSW totals has now been excluded after further testing, reflecting the adjusted overall total of 3,047 confirmed cases.

There have been no new deaths in the reporting period.

Of the four new cases, one is a staff member at Anglicare Newmarch House, one is a close contact of a confirmed case and two are under investigation.

There is now a total of 69 cases linked to Newmarch House, including 32 staff and 37 residents.

There are currently 119 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes 10 people being treated in Intensive Care Units, with eight of those requiring ventilators.

There are now 2,486 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in NSW.

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 publicly available and listed here:

The locations of COVID-19 clinics are available here:

Confirmed cases to date:

By outcome:

Not yet recovered289
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available 226

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 acquired70
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster855
Locally acquired – contact not identified362
Under investigation2

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