03 May 2020

As at 8pm Saturday, 2 May, 2020, an additional 4 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since 8pm 1 May, bringing the total to 3,035.

During that time, 7,234 people were tested, compared to 8,809 in the 24 hours before.

NSW Health would like to thank those with symptoms for coming forward, getting tested and ensuring as many cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,035
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 44
Cases reported recovered 2,306
Cases tested and excluded 240,093
Total persons tested 243,128

There have now been 2,306 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in NSW.

There are currently 106 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes 14 people being treated in Intensive Care Units, with 11 of those requiring ventilators. 75 per cent of cases are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

There has been one new death reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 44 deaths in NSW from confirmed COVID-19 cases.

A 76-year-old female resident of Anglicare Newmarch House passed away on 2 May at Nepean Hospital. This brings the total number of deaths linked to the facility to 14. NSW Health extends its deepest condolences to her family.

There have been two new cases at Newmarch House, both in staff members, raising the total to 63 cases, including 26 staff and 37 residents, confirmed as positive.

While responsibility for aged care facilities rests with the Federal Government, NSW Health continues to provide specialist medical care and its infectious disease control expertise to Newmarch House. The facility is also being supported by infection control specialists from the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and the Clinical Excellence Commission.

NSW Health has offered, and the Federal Government and Anglicare has agreed, to ensure all staff will be tested every day at the start of their shifts for COVID-19.

Residents continue to have the choice of being cared for in the facility through hospital in the home, or being treated in Nepean Hospital, depending on their Advanced Care Directive and their own personal wishes.

NSW Health is urging people with symptoms, including mild symptoms, to be tested to ensure as many cases in the community are as identified as quickly as possible.

All Areas of concern for community transmission are listed on the NSW Health website.

The locations of COVID-19 clinics are available.

NSW Health is alerting passengers who were close contacts of cases on flights to monitor for symptoms, and contact their GP, (call ahead before visiting), 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.

Confirmed cases to date

By outcome

Outcome Number
Recovered 2,306
Not yet recovered 315
Died 44
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available 370
Total 3,035

By sex and age group*

Age group Female Male Total
0-9 15 18 33
10-19 50 44 94
20-29 358 286 644
30-39 248 248 496
40-49 167 212 379
50-59 226 223 449
60-69 246 233 479
70-79 151 170 321
80-89 48 52 100
90+ 23 17 40

*Note: Excludes cases notified without a date of birth and/or gender.

By likely source of infection

Source Count
Overseas 1,7568
Interstate acquired 68
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 846
Locally acquired – contact not identified 363
Under investigation 0
Total 3,0315