20 May 2020

As at 8pm Tuesday 19 May 2020, there has been four additional cases of COVID-19 diagnosed since 8pm 18 May, bringing the total number of cases to 3,081. 

There were 7,093 people tested in the reporting period, compared with 5,304 people in the previous 24 hours. 

Nearly 385,000 people have now been tested for COVID-19 in NSW, which has one of the highest per capita 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 (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,081
Deaths (in NSW​​ from confirmed cases) 49
Cases reported recovered 2,631
Total persons tested 384,278

All four of today’s cases were overseas travellers in mandatory quarantine.

There was one person reported as a case who has since been excluded after further testing.

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

There are currently 95 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes three people being treated in intensive care units. Two of them require ventilators.

There are now 2,631 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in NSW.

There has been one COVID-related death in the 24-hour reporting period. A 93-year-old woman died, who was a resident of Newmarch House. Her death is considered to be COVID-related. The total number of deaths in NSW is 49.

NSW Health send condolences to her family.

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.

This is particularly important in the Hills and Penrith local government areas to help identify cases and understand transmission. 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
Recovered 2,631
Not yet recovered 213
Died 49
Less than 3 we​eks from symptom onset / recovery data not available 188
Total 3,081

By sex and age group*

Age group Female Male Total
0-9 16 20 36
10-19 51 47 98
20-29​ 363 289 652
30-39 253 258 511
40-49 171 215 386
50-59 228 224 452
60-69 245 236 481
70-79 151 170 321
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 Cou​nt
Overseas 1,778
Interstate acquired 71
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 864
Locally acquired – contact not identified 368
Under investigation 1
Total 3,081

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

Page Updated: Wednesday 20 May 2020