19 May 2020

As at 8pm Monday 18 May 2020, there has only been two additional cases of COVID-19 diagnosed since 8pm 17 May, bringing the total number of cases to 3,078.

There were 5,304 people tested in the reporting period, compared with 5,964 people in the previous 24 hours.

Nearly 378,000 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) 3,078
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 48
Cases reported recovered 2,614
Total persons tested 377,185

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

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

There are now 2,614 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in NSW.

There have been no COVID-related deaths in the 24-hour reporting period. The total number of deaths in NSW is 48.

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 Hills and Penrith local government areas to help identify cases and understand transmission. 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 2,614
Not yet recovered 223
Died 48
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available 193
Total 3,078

By sex and age group*

Age group Female Male Total
0-9 16 20 36
10-19 51 47 98
20-29 362 289 651
30-39 253 257 510
40-49 171 214 385
50-59 228 223 451
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 1,773
Interstate acquired 71
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 864
Locally acquired – contact not identified 370
Under investigation 0
Total 3,078

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