As at 8pm Friday, 1 May, 2020, an additional 5 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since 8pm 30 April, bringing the total to 3,031. Please note, an additional case has been identified from 30 April and added to the total.
During that time, 8,809 people were tested, compared to 7,038 in the 24 hours before.
Over 8,000 tests is a great achievement. NSW Health would like to thank the community for stepping up, taking our advice, and those with symptoms coming forward for testing to ensure as many cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.
There have now been 2,300 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in NSW.
There are currently 109 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes 14 people being treated in Intensive Care Units, with 12 of those requiring ventilators. 74 per cent of cases are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
There have been two new cases at Newmarch House, in two staff members, raising the total to 61 cases, including 24 staff and 37 residents, confirmed as positive.
Residents continue to have the choice of being cared for in the facility through hospital in the home or being treated in Nepean Hospital, depending on their own advance care directive.
While the responsibility for residential aged care centres rests with the Federal Government, Nepean Hospital is providing specialist medical care 24/7.
A doctor attends to COVID-19-positive residents daily during the week, and there is a doctor on call after hours.
A nurse practitioner also undertakes regular reviews of patients' health status and vital signs remotely from Nepean Hospital throughout the day.
Nepean Hospital's Infection Control Service is also providing support around the facility's infection control procedures, and staff and residents are being re-tested regularly.
NSW Health is urging people with symptoms, including mild symptoms, to be tested to ensure as many cases in the community are as identified as quickly as possible.
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.
*Note: Excludes cases notified without a date of birth and/or gender.
* Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.