Positive PCR and rapid antigen tests by local health district in the past 7 days

Local health districtPositive PCR testsPositive RATsTotal cases
Western Sydney197112309
Northern Sydney142150292
South Eastern Sydney142132274
South Western Sydney163106269
Hunter New England72134206
Illawarra Shoalhaven6863131
Nepean Blue Mountains5562117
Central Coast4563108
Western NSW265480
Northern NSW282957
Mid North Coast192746
Southern NSW113445
Far West41418

Locally acquired COVID-19 cases in the past four weeks

Cases in these statistics refer to cases identified via PCR tests only.

As of 10 February 2023, NSW Health report only positive SARS-CoV-2 test results. Changes to the COVID-19 public health orders for COVID-19 means it is no longer necessary for laboratories to provide data on negative PCR test results, in line with other diseases. Positive COVID-19 results, through both PCR tests and notified rapid antigen test results, will continue to be reported.

NSW Health uses a wide range of surveillance systems, including hospital data, sewage surveillance, and genomic sequencing, to closely monitor COVID-19 and inform its public health response.

COVID-19 cases by local health district

COVID-19 cases by local government area

*Includes all locally acquired cases (known and unknown source)

**The NSW Total counts include cases with incomplete address information.

The tables show the location of residence by Local Government Area (LGA) or local health district (LHD) of locally acquired COVID-19 cases in the last four weeks. It is based on the date the person first developed symptoms. When no date of symptom onset is available (it is either under investigation by public health staff or the person tested positive without showing symptoms), the date of the positive test is used. Infections are not always acquired in the place of residence as people often travel outside their area for many reasons (e.g. work, school and shopping).

Cases without a NSW residential address and people who were exposed interstate or overseas are not shown. Case counts may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.

Current as at: Friday 29 September 2023
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW