As at 8pm, Wednesday, 1 April 2020, an additional 116 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, since 8pm 31 March, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 2,298.
There are 231 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, including 43 cases in our Intensive Care Units and, of those, 20 require ventilators at this stage. More than 50 per cent of the remainder of cases being treated by NSW Health are through Hospital in the Home services.
Sadly, a patient died yesterday in Orange Base Hospital from COVID-19. There have now been 10 deaths in NSW, including this death.
NSW Health passes on our condolences to the family of this patient.
The 14-day isolation period for passengers from most cruise ships that came into Sydney, including Ovation of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Celebrity Solstice and Ruby Princess, is close to completion.
NSW Health has undertaken a thorough review of confirmed COVID-19 case numbers within the system to update the total NSW number of passengers from cruise ships, and a number of cases have now been accurately linked to cruise ships.
Current cruise ship voyages into Sydney linked to confirmed COVID-19 cases are the Ovation of the Seas which docked 18 March (74 cases), the Voyager of the Seas which docked 18 March (34 cases, as well as 5 crew members), the Ruby Princess which docked 19 March (337, as well as 3 crew members) and the Celebrity Solstice which docked 19 March (11 cases).
The Bondi pop-up began yesterday had 119 people tested within the first few hours. This pop-up responds to a cluster of coronavirus cases in the Bondi area and we encourage people who meet the broadened testing criteria to visit the clinic for testing.
If you are living or working in Bondi Beach or Bondi Junction and have a fever or history of fever or symptoms like a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat you can visit the clinic and be tested. The tests are free.
This pop-up clinic is a particularly important testing centre for young backpackers staying around Bondi as we are seeing a number of cases in this community. The clinic is open 9am to 4pm 7 days a week.
There has been a confirmed case in a teacher at Kambala School. The school is non operational today as further investigations are underway.
There has been a confirmed case in a teacher at Wylie Park Girls High School due to a positive case of COVID-19. The school is non operational today as further investigations are underway.
St Mary’s Senior High School is non operational today due to a student of the school returning a positive test for COVID 19. Contact tracing and further investigations are underway.
NSW Health is providing information to keep the community informed about COVID-19 while also protecting the privacy of patients. We will keep providing information to the people of NSW as it becomes available.
NSW Health is alerting passengers who were close contacts on flights to monitor for symptoms, and contact their GP, but call ahead first, or call healthdirect on 1800 022 222, or visit a NSW Health COVID-19/Flu assessment clinic should they become unwell.
A full list of flight details can be found at Known flights with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Everyone can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practising social distancing, thorough hand washing, cough etiquette and staying home if they’re unwell. Learn how to protect yourself and others.