COVID-19 statistics for NSW, May 16

As at 8pm Saturday 16 May 2020, there has been one additional case of COVID-19 diagnosed since 8pm 15 May, bringing the total number of cases to 3,075.

There were 10,179 people tested in the reporting period, compared with 9,892 people in the previous 24 hours.

Nearly 366,000 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)3,075
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)47
Cases reported recovered2,612
Total persons tested365,917

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

There are currently 100 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes seven people being treated in intensive care units. Four of them require ventilators.

There are now 2,612 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 the Penrith area to help identify cases and understand transmission. Other areas of focus include Canada Bay, Canterbury Bankstown and Cumberland 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 recovered223
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available193

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 acquired71
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster863
Locally acquired – contact not identified370
Under investigation1

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