As at 8pm, Monday 6 April 2020, an additional 49 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, since 8pm 5 April, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 2,686.
|Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)
|Cases tested and excluded
There are 229 COVID-19 cases being treated in NSW. This includes 37 cases in Intensive Care Units, and 24 of these require ventilators.
A further 2,108 people were tested for COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm Monday 6 April 2020.
Sadly, NSW Health confirms the death of 3 people from COVID-19, bringing the state’s total deaths of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 21.
A 90 year-old male with confirmed COVID-19 died in Liverpool Hospital; he was a resident of Opal Care Bankstown, the second death in a resident from the facility.
A 90 year-old male with confirmed COVID-19 died at Baptist Care (Dorothy Henderson Lodge) in Macquarie Park. He is the sixth death in a resident from the facility.
An 87 year-old woman, confirmed COVID-19, passed away at Sutherland Hospital. She was a passenger on the Ruby Princess.
NSW Health extends our condolences to the families of those who have died.
In line with national COVID-19 control guidelines, NSW Health has increased testing in areas which may be at elevated risk of community transmission. We are encouraging people in these areas who have symptoms including fever and/or flu-like symptoms such as cough, sore throat or shortness of breath to be tested.
The new areas are: Waverley, Woollahra, Dee Why, Manly, Ryde, Macquarie Park, Broken Hill, Lake Macquarie, Manning, Nowra and south Nowra, Byron and Port Macquarie.
By finding cases early and identifying appropriate isolation and quarantining of close contacts, we can help prevent onward transmission in the community. These recommendations are also being shared with NSW GPs and other clinicians to help implement this increased testing in the targeted areas.
The full list of COVID-19 clinics is available online at COVID-19 clinics.
NSW Health is alerting passengers who were close contacts on flights to monitor for symptoms, and contact their GP, but call ahead first, or call healthdirect on 1800 022 222, or visit a NSW Health COVID-19/Flu assessment clinic should they become unwell.
A full list of flight details can be found at Known flights with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Everyone can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practising social distancing, thorough hand washing, cough etiquette and staying home if they’re unwell. Learn how to protect yourself and others.
Confirmed cases to date
By sex and age group
*Note: Excludes cases notified without a date of birth and/or gender.
By likely source of infection
|Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster
|Locally acquired – contact not identified
* Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhance surveillance activities.