NSW latest Covid-19 update as at 19 April

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

Eight new cases were acquired overseas to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,195.

There were 7,666 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 8,088.

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.

There were 22,317 COVID-19 vaccines administered by NSW Health in in the week ending Sunday 18 April. The total number of vaccines administered by NSW Health is now 173,852.

CasesCount
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,195
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 5,539,974
Total vaccinations administered by NSW Health173,852

Investigations continue into how COVID-19 transmission occurred between two families of returned travellers in adjoining rooms during hotel quarantine at the Adina Apartment Hotel, Town Hall. The investigation has not identified any further cases of transmission to date.

The two families were transferred to the Special Health Accommodation and will remain there until they are no longer infectious.

NSW Health is treating 70 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in ICU. Most (93 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

Testing rates have fallen in recent days. NSW Health strongly urges anyone with even the mildest of symptoms to isolate and get tested immediately.

There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic, visit: COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas 8393,012
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 031,643
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00450
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 000
Under initial investigation000
Total8425,195

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

*notified from 8pm 17 April 2021 to 8pm 18 April 2021

**from 8pm 12 April 2021 to 8pm 18 April 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 12,052
Found positive 235
Since 30 June 2020:Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 95,451
Found positive598
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*27,422
Found positive28

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

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW HealthDoses past seven daysAll doses
First doses 11,857119,184
Second doses 10,46054,668
Total 22,317173,852

*notified from 12 April 2021 to 8pm 18 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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