15 May 2020

As at 8pm Thursday 14 May 2020, there have been eight additional cases of COVID-19 diagnosed since 8pm 13 May, bringing the total number of cases to 3,071.

There were 12,212 people tested in the reporting period, compared with 9,747 people in the previous 24 hours.

Nearly 346,000 people have now been tested for COVID-19 in NSW, which has one of the highest testing rates in the world.

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

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,071
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)​ 47
Cases reported recovered 2,605
Total persons tested 345,846

There have been no new cases associated with Anglicare Newmarch House, meaning the total of cases linked to Newmarch House remains at 71 (37 residents and 34 staff).

There are currently 103 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes seven people being treated in intensive care units. Five of them require ventilators.

There are now 2,605 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in NSW.

One case is an overseas traveller who recently flew from Brisbane Sydney after completing their mandatory 14-day quarantine period in Brisbane. This person developed symptoms afterwards and it is likely they were infectious on the flight to Sydney.

NSW Health is contact tracing all close contacts in NSW and on the flight to Sydney, and is working with other jurisdictions to identify any other close contacts.

NSW Health is alerting all passengers and crew on flight QF537 from Brisbane to Sydney on Tuesday 12 May, arriving at around 4.05pm 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. Close contacts were in rows 31 – 35.

A full list of flight details can be found at Known flights with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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 identified as quickly as possible.

All areas of concern for community transmission in NSW are publicly available and listed at areas of concern for community transmission in NSW.

See the locations of COVID-19 assessment clinics.

Confirmed cases to date

By outcome

Outcome Number
Recover​ed​ 2,605
Not yet recovered 225
Died 47
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available 194
Total 3,071

By sex and age group*

Age group Female Male Total
0-9 16 20 36
10-19​ 50 47 97
20-29 361 289 650
30-39 252 255 507
40-49 171 213 384
50-59 228 222 450
60-69 246 235 481
70-79 151 171 322
80-89 49 54 103
90+ 23 18 41

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

By likely source of infection

Source Count
Overseas 1,767
Interstate acquired 70
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 863
Locally acquired – contact not identified 369
Under investigation 2
Total 3,071

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