NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Five new cases were acquired overseas to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,332.
There were 13,339 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 11,579.
NSW Health administered 5,415 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 740,568, with 229,491 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 511,077 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Wednesday 5 May.
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||56|
|Total tests carried out||5,718,540|
|Total vaccinations administered in NSW||740,568|
A new venue of concern, XOPP restaurant in Sydney's Chinatown, has been identified and advice for other venues updated as part of ongoing investigations into the two locally acquired cases of COVID-19 reported earlier this week.
NSW Health is concerned that compliance with QR code check-ins at XOPP restaurant was very low, and urges anyone who dined or worked there on Wednesday 28 April from 1.30pm to 2.30pm to get tested immediately and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.
This highlights the need for everyone in NSW to check in and out of every venue you visit, as this allows NSW Health to complete rapid contact tracing when required.
Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed below should get tested immediately and self-isolate until a negative result is received. This request is part of an investigation into the source of the new cases' infections. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and if they appear, isolate and get tested again.
|Haymarket ||XOPP||Mezzanine level, 1 Little Pier Street||Wednesday 28 April|
1:30pm – 2:30pm
|Bondi Beach||Bondi Trattoria||34 Campbell Parade||Thursday 29 April 2021|
12.45pm to 1.30pm
|Sydney||Fratelli Fresh||Westfield Sydney, F5 Pitt Street, Sydney||Tuesday 27 April 2021|
1:15pm to 2:15pm
There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic, visit COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.
Everyone should double-check whether they were at any of these venues. NSW Health cannot contact you if you did not sign into a venue. If you have been to any of the listed venues at the listed times and you have not been contacted by NSW Health, please call NSW Health immediately on 1800 943 553, get a test, self-isolate and follow NSW Health's advice.
NSW Health was notified Wednesday that fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been detected in the Marrickville sewage network. This catchment includes about 42,000 people and takes sewage from the following suburbs: Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, Summer Hill, Lewisham, Ashfield, Haberfield, Petersham, Lilyfield and Leichhardt.
NSW Health is asking everyone in these areas to be especially vigilant in monitoring for symptoms, and if they appear get tested and isolate immediately until a negative result is received.
Given the latest cases of community transmission and updated health advice, COVID-19 restrictions have been temporarily tightened across Greater Sydney.
The following measures are effective until 12.01am Monday 10 May for the Greater Sydney region (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains):
- Visitors to households are limited to 20 guests, including children;
- Masks are compulsory on public transport and in all public indoor venues, such as retail, theatres, hospitals, aged care facilities and for front-of-house hospitality staff (except in a hospitality venue when eating or drinking);
- Masks are not required in gyms or other similar facilities like indoor pools or dance studios;
- Drinking while standing up at indoor venues is not allowed;
- Singing by audiences at indoor shows or by congregants at indoor places of worship is not allowed;
- Dancing is not allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs however, dancing is allowed at weddings with a strong recommendation that no more than 20 people should be on the dancefloor at any one time; and
- Visitors to aged care facilities are limited to two people per day.
In relation to hospitality venues, the Public Health Order requires masks to be worn by customer- facing staff. Patrons do not have to wear a mask unless they are in a gaming area.
It is also strongly recommended the community avoids mingling in large groups over the coming days, and is careful not to put our most vulnerable at risk.
NSW Health urges everyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until you receive a negative result.
There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic, visit:
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.
NSW Health is treating 114 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care and being ventilated. Most cases (97 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.
Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW
|Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster||0||0||1,644|
|Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster||0||0||450|
|Locally acquired – investigation ongoing||0||2||2|
|Under initial investigation||0||0||0|
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
* notified from 8pm 5 May 2021 to 8pm 6 May 2021
** from 8pm 30 April 2021 to 8pm 6 May 2021
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Symptomatic travellers tested ||12,674|
|Found positive ||257|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 ||101,579|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||79,623|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*||33,399|
* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.
COVID-19 vaccination update
|NSW Health – first doses||3,498||154,304|
|NSW Health – second doses ||1,917||75,187|
*notified from 8pm 5 May 2021 to 8pm 6 May 2021
Note: NSW Health's vaccination clinics generally operate Monday to Friday. Therefore, there may be limited or no vaccines administered on weekend days and public holidays due to planned closures.