23 May 2020

As at 8pm Friday 22 May 2020, there have been three additional cases of COVID-19 diagnosed since 8pm 21 May, bringing the total number of cases to 3,086.

Of the three cases today, all were overseas acquired, and in quarantine hotels.

One person reported as a case in previous days has since been excluded after further testing.

There were 8,995 people tested in the reporting period, compared with 8,611 people in the previous 24 hours.

More than 410,000 people have now been tested for COVID-19 in NSW, which has one of the highest per capita 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) 3,086
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 50
Cases reported recovered​ 2,653
Total persons tested 411,618

There are currently 88 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes one person being treated in intensive care units. They require a ventilator.

There are now 2,653 people in NSW who have recovered from COVID-19.

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.

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 2,653
Not yet recovered 202
Died​ 50
Less than 3 weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available 181
Total 3,086

By sex and age group*

Age group Female Male Total
0-9 17 20 37
10-19 51 48 99
20-29 363 289 652
30-39​ 255 259 514
40-49 172 215 387
50-59 227 224 451
60-69 245 236 481
70-79 151 170 321
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​ 1,780
Interstate acquired 72
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 864
Locally acquired – contact not identified 369
Under investigation 1
Total 3,086

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