13 May 2020

As at 8pm Monday 12 May 2020, there have been six additional cases of COVID-19 diagnosed since 8pm 11 May, bringing the total number of cases to 3,059.

8,117 people were tested in the reporting period, compared to 6,048 people in the previous 24 hours.

Nearly 324,000 people have now been tested for COVID-19 in NSW, which has one of the highest testing rates in the world.

NSW Health would like to thank those with symptoms for coming forward, getting tested and ensuring cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,059
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 47
Cases reported ​recovered 2,571
Total persons tested 323,887

There has been one death in the reporting period.

An 81-year-old woman who was confirmed to have COVID-19 has died. She had been a passenger on the Ruby Princess cruise that disembarked on 19 March. NSW Health offers its condolences to her family. There have now been nine deaths from COVID-19 associated with the ship in NSW.

There have been two new cases associated with Anglicare Newmarch House. Both were staff who were close contacts of a confirmed case, and neither worked while infectious. There is now a total of 71 cases linked to Newmarch House: 37 residents and 34 staff.

There are currently 109 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes seven people being treated in intensive care units. All seven require ventilators.

There are now 2,571 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in NSW.

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 identified as quickly as possible.

This is particularly important in several areas following the identification of locally acquired cases. The Canada Bay, Canterbury Bankstown, and Cumberland local government areas have been identified for further testing.

All areas of concern for community transmission in NSW are publicly available and listed at areas of concern for community transmission in NSW.

See the locations of COVID-19 assessment clinics.

Confirmed cases to date

By outcome

Outcome Number
Recovered 2,571
Not yet recovered 257
Died 47
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available 184
Total 3,059

By sex and age group*

Age group Female Male Total
0-9 16 19 35
10-19 50 46 96
20-29 361 288 649
30-39 250 251 501
40-49 170 213 383
50-59 228 222 450
60-69 246 235 481
70-79 151 170 321
80-89 49 54 103
90+ 23 17 40

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

By likely source of infection

Source Count
Overseas 1,762
Interstate acquired 70
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 858
Locally acquired – contact not identified 368
Under investigation 1
Total 3,059

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