16 May 2020

As at 8pm Friday 15 May 2020, there have been three additional cases of COVID-19 diagnosed since 8pm 14 May, bringing the total number of cases to 3,074. There were 9,892 people tested in the reporting period, compared with 12,212 people in the previous 24 hours.

Nearly 356,000 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 (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,074
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 47
Cases reported recovered 2,611
Total persons tested 355,738

There have been no new cases associated with Anglicare Newmarch House, meaning the total of cases linked to Newmarch House remains at 71 (37 residents and 34 staff).

There are currently 101 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes six people being treated in intensive care units. Three of them require ventilators.

There are now 2,611 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 the Penrith area to help identify cases and understand transmission. Other areas of focus include Canada Bay, Canterbury Bankstown and Cumberland Local Government Areas. 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 2,611
Not yet recovered 222
Died 47
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available 194
Total 3,074

By sex and age group*

Age group Female Male Total
0-9 16 20 36
10-19 51 47 98
20-29 361 289 650
30-39 253 256 509
40-49 171 213 384
50-59 228 222 450
60-69 246 235 481
70-79 151 171 322
80-89 49 54 103
90+ 23 18 41

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

By likely source of infection

Source Count
Overseas 1,769
Interstate acquired 71
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 863
Locally acquired – contact not identified 370
Under investigation 1
Total 3,074

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