As at 8pm Monday 12 May 2020, there have been six additional cases of COVID-19 diagnosed since 8pm 11 May, bringing the total number of cases to 3,059.
8,117 people were tested in the reporting period, compared to 6,048 people in the previous 24 hours.
Nearly 324,000 people have now been tested for COVID-19 in NSW, which has one of the highest testing rates in the world.
NSW Health would like to thank those with symptoms for coming forward, getting tested and ensuring cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.
|Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||3,059|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||47|
|Cases reported recovered||2,571|
|Total persons tested||323,887|
There has been one death in the reporting period.
An 81-year-old woman who was confirmed to have COVID-19 has died. She had been a passenger on the Ruby Princess cruise that disembarked on 19 March. NSW Health offers its condolences to her family. There have now been nine deaths from COVID-19 associated with the ship in NSW.
There have been two new cases associated with Anglicare Newmarch House. Both were staff who were close contacts of a confirmed case, and neither worked while infectious. There is now a total of 71 cases linked to Newmarch House: 37 residents and 34 staff.
There are currently 109 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes seven people being treated in intensive care units. All seven require ventilators.
There are now 2,571 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 identified as quickly as possible.
This is particularly important in several areas following the identification of locally acquired cases. The Canada Bay, Canterbury Bankstown, and Cumberland local government areas have been identified for further testing.
All areas of concern for community transmission in NSW are publicly available and listed here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/stats-nsw.aspx#increased
The locations of COVID-19 clinics are available here.
Confirmed cases to date:
|Not yet recovered||257|
|Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available||184|
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||858|
|Locally acquired – contact not identified||368|
* Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.