28 April 2020

As at 8pm Monday 27 April 2020, an additional five cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since 8pm 26 April, bringing the total to 3,009.

During that time, 4,112 people were tested, compared to 4,418 in the 24 hours before. All of today's new cases acquired COVID-19 from known sources.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,009
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 37
Cases reported recovered 2,243
Cases tested and excluded 204,236
Total persons tested 207,245

There have now been 2,243 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in NSW.

There are currently 142 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. These include 19 people being treated in Intensive Care Units, with 15 of those requiring ventilators.

There has been one new death reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 37 deaths in NSW from confirmed COVID-19 cases.

An 89-year-old female resident of Anglicare Newmarch House has died. This brings the total number of deaths linked to the facility to seven.

NSW Health extends its condolences to the family.

An additional staff member at Newmarch House has tested positive, bringing the total number of cases to 54, including 34 residents and 20 staff.

NSW Health is urging people with symptoms, including mild symptoms, to be tested to ensure as many cases of COVID-19 in the community are as identified as quickly as possible.

This is particularly important in several new areas following a small number of locally acquired cases. These include Lithgow, Blue Mountains, Hornsby, Lane Cove and Northern Beaches Local Government Areas.

These, and all Areas of concern for community transmission are listed on the NSW Health website.

The locations of COVID-19 clinics are available.

NSW Health is alerting passengers who were close contacts of cases on flights to monitor for symptoms, and contact their GP, (call ahead before visiting), 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 outcome

Outcome Number
Recovered 2,243
Not yet recovered 309
Died 37
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available 420
Total 3,009

By sex and age group*

Age Group Female Male Total
0-9 14 17 31
10-19 49 44 93
20-29 354 283 637
30-39 249 248 497
40-49 165 213 378
50-59 224 220 444
60-69 243 232 475
70-79 148 168 316
80-89 48 51 99
90+ 23 16 39

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

By likely source of infection:

Source Count
Overseas 1,747
Interstate acquired 68
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 824
Locally acquired – contact not identified 366
Under investigation 4
Total 3,009

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