14 new cases of COVID-19 in NSW

Fourteen new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases to 3,203 – all new cases were in returned travellers now in hotel quarantine.

A total of 16,243 tests were notified in the reporting period, compared with 12,950 tests in the previous 24 hours. NSW has carried out more than 870,000 COVID-19 tests.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,203
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)51
Cases reported recovered2,787
Total tests carried out871,567

There are currently 63 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, with one in intensive care. They do not require a ventilator. In NSW, 2,787 people are known to have recovered from COVID-19.

Since 29 March 2020, 3,506 symptomatic returned travellers have been tested in hotels, with 111 of those (3 per cent) found positive. Since day 10 screenings of quarantined travellers began on 15 May 2020, 12,997 have been screened with 74 found positive.

Anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – is urged to self-isolate and seek testing. A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/clinics.aspx or people can visit their GP.

It is essential people follow directions they receive about home isolation and quarantine and maintain COVID-safe practices of physical distancing of 1.5 metres and regularly wash their hands.

Confirmed cases to date: 

By likely source of infection: 

Overseas 1,889
Interstate acquired 69
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 881
Locally acquired – contact not identified 364
Under investigation 0
Total 3,203

Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities. *Further details of testing by date of specimen is available here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/weekly-reports.aspx