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.
|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 Health||173,852|
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 infection||Cases past 24 hours*||Cases past 7 days**||All cases|
|Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster||0||3||1,643|
|Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster||0||0||450|
|Locally acquired – investigation ongoing||0||0||0|
|Under initial investigation||0||0||0|
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 2020||Count|
|Symptomatic travellers tested||12,052|
|Since 30 June 2020:||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2||95,451|
|From 15 May 2020 to 12 January 2021||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||79,623|
|Since 13 January 2021||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*||27,422|
* 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 Health||Doses past seven days||All doses|
*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.