NSW latest Covid-19 update as at 3 April

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

Three new overseas-acquired cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,110.

There were 13,460 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 20,061. NSW Health thanks the community, particularly those in northern NSW, for coming forward in large numbers for testing, as this is critical to detect and stop transmission of the virus.

There were 850 COVID-19 vaccines administered by NSW Health in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of vaccines administered by NSW Health is now 125,195.

CasesCount
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,110
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 5,403,224
​Total vaccinations administered by NSW Health125,195​

Anyone who is planning to visit NSW from Queensland, or who has been in Queensland during the last two weeks, should check the Queensland Health website regularly, especially before any travel, and follow the associated public health advice if they were at any of the listed venues. People who are required to test and isolate should do so immediately.  

A complete list of venues of concern in NSW and the associated public health advice is available at: https://nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates. Please check this page regularly, as advice is updated as further information becomes available.

NSW Health continues to adopt a cautious approach to minimise the risk of further transmission in the Northern Rivers region, and temporary restrictions remain in place in the local government areas of Tweed Shire Council, Ballina Shire Council, Byron Shire Council and Lismore City Council until 11.59pm on Monday 5 April:

  • masks must be worn on public transport, in retail stores, and in all public indoor settings
  • the one person per 4 square metre rule applies at all public indoor settings including hospitality venues
  • the number of household visitors is capped at 30, including at holiday rental properties.

Anyone throughout the state who has even the mildest of cold-like symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result.

There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week, including over the long weekend. To find your nearest clinic, visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics, or contact your GP.

NSW Health is treating 39 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in ICU. Most cases (95 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 3172,390
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 011,641
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00449
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 000
Under initial investigation000
Total3185,110

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

* notified from 8pm 1 April 2021 to 8pm 2 April 2021

** from 27 March 2021 to 8pm 2 April 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 11,453
Found positive 218
Since 30 June 2020:Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 90,186
Found positive562
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*22,223
Found positive20

* 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 24 hours*All doses
First Doses26394,812
Second Doses 58730,383
Total850125,195

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.

*notified from 8pm 1 April 2021 to 8pm 2 April 2021

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