28 May 2020

As at 8pm Wednesday 27 May 2020, there has been one additional case of COVID-19 diagnosed since 8pm 26 May, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,090.

There were 9,872 tests carried out in the reporting period, compared with 7,617 in the previous 24 hours. More than 474,000 COVID-19 tests have now been carried out in NSW.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,090
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 50
Cases reported recovered 2,670
Total persons tested 442,646
Total tests carried out 474,223

There are currently 79 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 2,670 people in NSW who have recovered from COVID-19.

The new case today is that of an overseas traveller in hotel quarantine.

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.

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 2,670
Not yet recovered 194
Died 50
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available 176
Total 3,090

By likely source of infection

Source Count
Overseas 1,785
Interstate acquired 72
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 864
Locally acquired – contact not identified 369
Under investigation 0
Total 3,090

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

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COVID-19 Update - 28 May 2020​​​​

Current as at: Thursday 28 May 2020