NSW latest Covid-19 update as at 1 May

​NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Four new cases were acquired overseas to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,292.

There were 10,227 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 11,370.

NSW Health administered 4,056 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 653,954, with 210,376 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 443,578 administered by the GP network and other providers, to 11.59pm on Thursday 29 April.

CasesCount
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)5,292
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 5,657,557
Total vaccinations administered in NSW653,954

Sewage samples taken at the Allambie Heights sewage network on 29 April have detected no fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19. This follows positive results for samples for this network taken on 22 and 27 April.

Positive sewage results may indicate the presence of people who have recently recovered from COVID-19, as they can continue to shed fragments of the virus for several weeks after recovery. However, they may also signal undetected cases in the community.

NSW Health urges everyone around the state to continue to take practical measures to stay COVID-safe. This includes always using QR codes to check in to venues, practising good hand hygiene, and staying home and getting tested for COVID‑19 if unwell.

It is important that we maintain high rates of COVID-19 testing, as this is the best way of finding undetected cases in the community and preventing further transmission. NSW Health thanks everyone who has come forward for testing, and urges anyone with even the mildest of symptoms isolate and be tested immediately, and remain in isolation until a negative result is received.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic, visit COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.

NSW Health is treating 110 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care and on ECMO. Most (96 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas 4623,108
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 001,644
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00450
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 000
Under initial investigation000
​Total4​62​5,292​

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.

* notified from 8pm 29 April 2021 to 8pm 30 April 2021 

** from 8pm 24 April 2021 to 8pm 30 April 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested12,498
Found positive 250
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 299,593
Found positive649
From 15 May 2020 to 12 January 2021Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1079,623
Found positive182
Since 13 January 2021Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*31,520
Found positive32

* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

COVID-19 Vaccination Doses Administered in NSWDoses past 24 hours*All doses
NSW Health – First Doses2,733141,904
NSW Health – Second Doses 1,32368,472
Total4,056210,376

* notified from 8pm 29 April 2021 to 8pm 30 April 2021

Note: NSW Health’s vaccination clinics generally operate Monday to Friday. Therefore, there may be limited or no vaccines administered on weekend days and public holidays due to planned closures.

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