As of 8pm 23 April 2020
- Surveillance reports
- Table: Confirmed cases
- Recovery status for COVID-19 cases outcomes at 3 weeks after onset of illness
- Areas for increased testing and surveillance
- Table: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW by age group and gender
- Graph: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW by age group and gender
- Table: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW by likely source of infection
- Graph: Epidemiological curve of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW by likely source of infection and onset date
- Current COVID-19 clusters in NSW
- Airport screening
- Summary of the first 200 cases in NSW
- More information
Latest surveillance report
Surveillance report - 23 April 2020
Table: Confirmed cases
|Total confirmed cases 1
|New cases reported since 8pm 21 April 2020 1
|People tested since 8pm 21 April 2020 1, 2
|People tested and excluded since 8pm 21 April 2020 1, 2
|Total people tested 1, 2
|Total people tested and excluded 1, 2
|Total deaths 3
- Confirmed case count includes interstate residents in care in NSW. Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review. Excludes crew members of cruise ships who were diagnosed offshore are not in the care of NSW Health.
- A surge in total number of tests performed on a particular day may occur as the test results are updated in batches and new laboratories gain testing capacity. Low test counts may also be due to a delay in importation or receipt of negative results from various laboratories.
- This count includes two Queensland residents who died in NSW.
Recovery status for COVID-19 cases outcomes at 3 weeks after onset of illness
In NSW, recovery status for COVID-19 is assessed at 3 weeks after the onset of illness by interviewing the case. Cases reporting resolution of all COVID-19 symptoms are considered to have recovered. The time an individual takes to recover is dependent on many factors including age and other underlying health conditions. Cases who have been infected earlier in the outbreak have had more time to recover than cases who developed symptoms 3 weeks ago. To date, 2,164 are known to have recovered.
Areas for increased testing and surveillance
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Table: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW by age group and gender
Note: Excludes cases notified without a date of birth and/or gender.
Graph: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW by age group and gender
Table: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW by likely source of infection
|Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster
|Locally acquired – contact not identified
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
Graph: Epidemiological curve of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW by likely source of infection and onset date
Note: The details on source of infection are subject to change as public health investigations and case interviews are ongoing.
Current COVID-19 clusters in NSW
This list includes locally-acquired clusters only; where a cluster represents 2 or more confirmed COVID-19 cases associated in location and time.
|Workplace in Lidcombe
||11 April 2020
|Anglicare Newmarch House
||10 April 2020
|Workplace in Wolli Creek
||2 April 2020
|Waverly Area Cluster
||2 April 2020
arriving 27 March
|1 April 2020
|Workplace in Prestons
||29 March 2020
arriving 29 March
|26 March 2020
|Hunter Valley Event
||26 March 2020
||25 March 2020
|Opal Aged Care Bankstown
||22 March 2020
||21 March 2020
|Rose of Sharon Childcare Centre
||16 March 2020
Notes: *represents the total number cases associated with the cluster diagnosed in NSW as at 10am 17 April 2020, presented in ranges of 1-10, 11-20 etc.
Since 2 February 2020, NSW Health been assisting the Australian Government in assessing passengers who arrive at Sydney International Airport from countries with high levels of COVID-19 community transmission. On 23 April 2020, a total of 212 passenger arrivals were screened for possible symptoms of COVID-19. 1 person required transfer to hospital for further evaluation and COVID-19 testing.
To date, 54,414 passenger arrivals have been screened for possible symptoms of COVID-19. A total of 582 people have been transferred to hospital for further evaluation and COVID-19 testing where clinically indicated.
Summary of the first 200 cases in NSW
Summary of the first 200 cases in NSW includes:
- age distribution of the first 200 cases
- source of infection (overseas and within Australia)
- epicurve by country of acquisition (latest onset 15 March 2020)
- profile of symptomatic patients
This data includes confirmed COVID-19 cases only (based on location of usual residence). Cases without a NSW residential address are not shown. The case definition of a confirmed case is a person who tests positive to a validated specific SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid test or has the virus identified by electron microscopy or viral culture, at a reference laboratory. The details on source of infection are subject to change as public health investigations and case interviews are ongoing. Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review. Recovery is based on self-reported symptoms, and is different from release from isolation criteria in the control guideline. Only those who had onset of symptoms more than 3 weeks ago are included as recovered. Some people in "Alive - less than 3 weeks from symptom onset/recovery data not available" may have already recovered.