As at 8pm Friday 15 May 2020, there have been three additional cases of COVID-19 diagnosed since 8pm 14 May, bringing the total number of cases to 3,074. There were 9,892 people tested in the reporting period, compared with 12,212 people in the previous 24 hours.
Nearly 356,000 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)||3,074|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||47|
|Cases reported recovered||2,611|
|Total persons tested||355,738|
There have been no new cases associated with Anglicare Newmarch House, meaning the total of cases linked to Newmarch House remains at 71 (37 residents and 34 staff).
There are currently 101 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes six people being treated in intensive care units. Three of them require ventilators.
There are now 2,611 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: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/stats-nsw.aspx#increased
The locations of COVID-19 clinics are available here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/clinics.aspx
Confirmed cases to date:
|Not yet recovered||222|
|Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available||194|
By sex and age group*
*Note: Excludes cases notified without a date of birth and/or gender.
By likely source of infection
|Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster||863|
|Locally acquired – contact not identified||370|
* Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.