COVID-19 statistics for NSW, May 15

As at 8pm Thursday 14 May 2020, there have been eight additional cases of COVID-19 diagnosed since 8pm 13 May, bringing the total number of cases to 3,071.

There were 12,212 people tested in the reporting period, compared with 9,747 people in the previous 24 hours.

Nearly 346,000 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)3,071
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)47
Cases reported recovered2,605
Total persons tested345,846

There have been no new cases associated with Anglicare Newmarch House, meaning the total of cases linked to Newmarch House remains at 71 (37 residents and 34 staff).

There are currently 103 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes seven people being treated in intensive care units. Five of them require ventilators.

There are now 2,605 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in NSW.

One case is an overseas traveller who recently flew from Brisbane to Sydney after completing their mandatory 14-day quarantine period in Brisbane. This person developed symptoms afterwards and it is likely they were infectious on the flight to Sydney.

NSW Health is contact tracing all close contacts in NSW and on the flight to Sydney, and is working with other jurisdictions to identify any other close contacts.

NSW Health is alerting all passengers and crew on flight QF537 from Brisbane to Sydney on Tuesday 12 May, arriving at around 4.05pm 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. Close contacts were in rows 31 – 35.

A full list of flight details can be found here.

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.

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 recovered225
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available194

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 cluster863
Locally acquired – contact not identified369
Under investigation2

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