​As of 20 October 2023, the NSW COVID-19 weekly update is no longer published on NSW Health’s website and social media channels. The best indicators of COVID-19 activity in the community at this time are emergency department presentations for COVID-19 and sewage surveillance. Detailed information from these and other indicators is contained in the NSW Respiratory Surveillance Report​, which is published fortnightly.

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NSW respiratory surveillance reports - COVID-19 and influenza

Public health experts carefully review case information and monitor local testing rates to understand the incidence, severity, and distribution of COVID-19 and influenza in NSW.

View all NSW respiratory surveillance reports or further information about Influenza notifications in NSW residents.

NSW sewage surveillance

The NSW Sewage Surveillance Program samples 4 sites in Greater Sydney and Newcastle on a weekly basis as sentinel sites and to monitor COVID variants. Results are published in the NSW respiratory surveillance report.

COVID-19 vaccination

For the latest COVID-19 vaccination data in Australia and NSW, visit Department of Health - Vaccination numbers and statistics.​


Current as at: Friday 27 October 2023
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW