06 May 2020

As at 8pm Tuesday 5 May 2020, nine additional cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since 8pm 4 May, bringing the total to 3,042.

During that time, 6,899 people were tested, compared to 5,296 people 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) 3,042
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 46
Cases reported recovered 2,418
Cases tested and excluded 257,852
Total persons tested 260,894

Two cases previously reported in the NSW totals have now been excluded after further testing, reflecting the adjusted overall total of 3,042 confirmed cases.

There has been one death over the reporting period, of a 88-year-old female resident of Newmarch House. NSW Health extends its deepest condolences to the family.

There have been 16 deaths linked to that aged care facility and 46 deaths overall in NSW.

There are currently 129 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes 13 people being treated in Intensive Care Units, with nine of those requiring ventilators. 81 per cent of cases are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

There have now been 2,418 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in NSW.

Of the nine new COVID-19 cases in the reporting period, one was from a staff member at Newmarch House, meaning there are 66 cases linked to the facility; 29 staff and 37 residents. A total of 43 staff and 27 residents were tested yesterday with all results negative.

In other new cases, a 52-year-old female nurse at a GP surgery in the Illawarra Shoalhaven area was diagnosed with COVID-19. She did not work during her infectious period and investigations are underway.

Two cases were from returned overseas travellers being quarantined in hotels. Of the 1211 symptomatic quarantined travellers that have been tested, 71 have returned positive tests.

NSW Health is urging people with symptoms, including mild symptoms, to be tested to ensure as many cases of COVID-19 in the community are as identified as quickly as possible.

This is particularly important in several new areas following a locally acquired case. These include Blacktown, Canada Bay, Cumberland, Inner West, Liverpool, Parramatta and Penrith Local Government Areas.

See the areas of concern for community transmission in NSW

See the locations of COVID-19 assessment clinics

Confirmed cases to date

By outcome

Outcome Number
Recovered 2,418
Not yet recovered 279
Died 46
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available 299
Total 3,042

By sex and age group*

Age group Female Male Total
0-9 16 19 35
10-19 50 45 95
20-29 361 287 648
30-39 249 249 498
40-49 167 212 379
50-59 227 221 448
60-69 244 234 478
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 1,758
Interstate acquired 68
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 850
Locally acquired – contact not identified 364
Under investigation 2
Total 3,042

Note: Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.​​​​​