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

Local health district Positive PCR tests Positive RATs Total cases
Western Sydney196105301
South Western Sydney154141295
South Eastern Sydney116155271
Northern Sydney120148268
Hunter New England86161247
Nepean Blue Mountains8181162
Illawarra Shoalhaven6176137
Central Coast4858106
Western NSW395796
Mid North Coast223658
Northern NSW192746
Southern NSW53540
Far West21214

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 22 September 2023
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW