19 April 2020

As at 8pm, Saturday 18 April 2020, an additional 21 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since 8pm 17 April, bringing the total to 2,957.

During that time, 4,683 people were tested, 469 less tests compared to the previous 24 hours.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (incl. interstat​e residents in NSW health care facilities) 2,957
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 29
Cases tested and excluded​ 162,180
Total persons tested 165,137

There are currently 245 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes 21 people being treated in Intensive Care Units, with 17 of those requiring ventilators.

There has been one death related to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

A 93-year-old man, confirmed positive for COVID-19, has passed away today. He was a resident of Anglicare Newmarch House.

NSW Health extends condolences to the family of this man.

There have been nine more confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Anglicare Newmarch House aged care facility in Caddens since yesterday, bringing the total to 39 cases (13 staff and 26 residents).

Visitor restrictions remain in place and contact tracing continues.

There are nine additional Ruby Princess crew members who have tested positive to COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases on board to 171. There are also 12 Ruby Princess crew members with COVID-19 in NSW Health facilities.

The locations of COVID-19 clinics are 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.

Confirmed cases to date

By sex and age group*

Age group​ Female Male Total
0-9 14 17 31
10-19 49 43 92
20-29 352 281 633
30-39 245 244 491
40-49 158 209 367
50-59 221 219 440
60-69 238 226 464
70-79 145 164 309
80-89 44 51 95
90-100 20 15 35

*Note: Excludes cases notified without a date of birth and/or gender.

By likely source of infection

So​urce Cases
Overseas acquired 1,735
Interstate acquired​ 68
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 783
Locally acquired – contact not identified 357
Under investigation 14
Total 2,957

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