26 May 2020

As at 8pm Monday 25 May 2020, there have been two additional cases of COVID-19 diagnosed since 8pm 24 May, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,092.

Both of the new cases are in returned travellers who are now in quarantine hotels.

There were 4,621 tests carried out in the reporting period, compared with 4,783 in the previous 24 hours. Nearly 457,000 COVID-19 tests have now been carried out in NSW.

As previously advised, NSW Health is modifying how it records testing numbers moving forward to take into account how many times a person has had an individual test, until they become positive.

Once the person has tested positive, subsequent testing to confirm whether they are clear of the virus will not be recorded in the overall count as those subsequent tests will not add to the number of infections in the community.

NSW Health is again urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – to come forward and get tested, so cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,092
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 50
Cases reported recovered 2,661
Total persons tested 426,791
Total tests carried out 456,724

There are currently 85 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes one person being treated in an intensive care unit. They require a ventilator.

There are now 2,661 people in NSW who have recovered from COVID-19.

See the areas of concern for community transmission in NSW.

See the locations of COVID-19 clinics.

Confirmed cases to date

By outcome

Outcome Number
Recovered 2,661
Not yet recovered 198
Died 50
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available 183
Total 3,092

By likely source of infection

Source Count
Overseas 1,784
Interstate acquired 72
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 864
Locally acquired – contact not identified 370
Under investigation 2
Total 3,092

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

See today’s video update with Dr Jeremy McAnulty.

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COVID-19 Update - 26 May 2020​​​

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