COVID-19 statistics for NSW, May 21

As at 8pm Wednesday 20 May 2020, there have been 2 additional cases of COVID-19 diagnosed since 8pm 19 May, bringing the total number of cases to 3,082.

One person reported as a case in previous days has since been excluded after further testing.

There were 9,734 people tested in the reporting period, compared with 7,093 people in the previous 24 hours.

Nearly 394,000 people have now been tested for COVID-19 in NSW, which has one of the highest per capita 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)3,082
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)49
Cases reported recovered2,648
Total persons tested​​394,012

A student at St Ignatius College’s Riverview campus has tested positive. Contact tracing, deep cleaning and further investigations underway. The school will be closed today.

There are no new cases linked to Anglicare Newmarch House. The total number of cases linked to the facility stands at 71 (37 residents and 34 staff).

There are currently 94 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes three people being treated in intensive care units. Two of them require ventilators.

There are now 2,648 people in NSW who have recovered from COVID-19.

There were no new COVID-related deaths.

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 Hills and Penrith local government areas to help identify cases and understand transmission. All areas of concern for community transmission in NSW are publicly available and listed at areas of concern for community transmission in NSW.

See the locations of COVID-19 assessment clinics.

Confirmed cases to date

By outcome

Not yet recovered201
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available184

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 a​cquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster864
Locally acquired – contact not identified368
Under investigation1

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