COVID-19 statistics for NSW, May 26

Westmead Hospital emergency department specialist Dr Andrew Coggins encourages everyone to download the COVIDSafe app.

As at 8pm Monday 25 May 2020, there have been two additional cases of COVID-19 diagnosed since 8pm 24 May, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,092.

Both of the new cases are in returned travellers who are now in quarantine hotels.

There were 4,621 tests carried out in the reporting period, compared with 4,783 in the previous 24 hours. Nearly 457,000 COVID-19 tests have now been carried out in NSW.

As previously advised, NSW Health is modifying how it records testing numbers moving forward to take into account how many times a person has had an individual test, until they become positive.

Once the person has tested positive, subsequent testing to confirm whether they are clear of the virus will not be recorded in the overall count as those subsequent tests will not add to the number of infections in the community.

NSW Health is again urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – to come forward and get tested, so cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)3,092
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)50
Cases reported recovered2,661
Total people tested426,791
Total tests carried out456,724

There are currently 85 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes one person being treated in an intensive care unit. They require a ventilator.

There are now 2,661 people in NSW who have recovered from COVID-19.

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 recovered198
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available183

By likely source of infection:

Interstate acquired72
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster864
Locally acquired – contact not identified370
Under investigation2

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

The COVIDSafe app can be downloaded here.