Three new COVID-19 cases in NSW

As at 8pm Sunday 31 May 2020, there have been three new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed since 8pm 30 May, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,098.

All three new cases are travelers in hotel quarantine.

There were 5,763 tests carried out in the reporting period, compared with 9,827 in the previous 24 hours. Nearly 510,000 COVID-19 tests have now been carried out in NSW.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)3,098
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)50
Cases reported recovered2,685
Total tests carried out509,227

There are currently 67 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes one person being treated in an intensive care unit, and that person does not require a ventilator.

In NSW, 2,685 people have recovered from COVID-19.

Of the 37 residents who had tested positive at Newmarch House, 19 have died and 18 have now recovered. There are no further residents currently infected. NSW Health sends condolences to the families who have lost loved ones.

While there have been few cases recorded in the past 24 hours, the virus is likely circulating among people in the community with mild symptoms. As such, the risk of outbreaks and a resurgence of cases remains.

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.

With further restrictions lifted today, it remains essential that everyone maintains social distancing of 1.5 metres and regularly washes their hands to minimise the risk of virus transmission between people. People who may show no obvious symptoms or have very mild symptoms can unknowingly pass it to others if they are incubating the infection.

The locations of COVID-19 clinics are available here.

Confirmed cases to date:

By likely source of infection:

Interstate acquired72
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster865
Locally acquired – contact not identified368
Under investigation0

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