As at 8pm, Sunday 12 April 2020, an additional 9 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since 8pm 11 April.
During that time, 2603 people were tested, though NSW Health has capacity to test many more.
There are currently 222 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes 30 people being treated in Intensive Care Units, with 21 of those requiring ventilators and one is on ECMO.
Sadly, two people confirmed to have COVID-19 have died in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of deaths in NSW to 26. Both were passengers on the Ruby Princess.
A 74-year-old woman has died in John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle.
A 79-year-old man has died at Northern Beaches Hospital.
NSW Health extends condolences to both families.
66 crew on board the Ruby Princess have tested positive to COVID-19. All have mild symptoms and many are already close to recovery. In addition, 11 who have been evacuated from the ship with COVID-19 remain in Sydney health facilities. Increased infection control measures have been implemented on the ship.
Increased testing and surveillance have been added for several areas including:
Penrith, Inner west, Liverpool, Randwick, Waverley, Woollahra, Blacktown, Cumberland, Westmead, Ryde, Manning and Lake Macquarie. These areas have been prioritised as they have a small number of cases of community transmission where the source has not been identified.
One healthcare worker and one resident at the Anglicare Newmarch House aged care facility in Caddens have tested positive. A number of other staff and residents have been identified as close contacts and in isolation. One other symptomatic contact is being tested with the result pending. Visitor restriction are in place. The worker also worked two shifts at Greystanes Disability Services in Jamisontown. All residents in the service have been identified as close contacts and are being isolated in their own rooms, while 6 staff are in home isolation.
NSW Health urges anyone who is feeling unwell with a cough or a fever, to get assessed by visiting one of the free COVID-19 clinics, their local GP or their nearest hospital. Anyone who is unwell should stay at home except when seeking health care.
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.
*Note: Excludes cases notified without a date of birth and/or gender.
* Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhance surveillance activities.