19 February 2021

NSW recorded no new locally acquired and two overseas-acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,956.

There were 16,970 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 20,906.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 4,956
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 4,884,084

Today marks 33 days with no reported locally acquired cases in NSW and we would like to thank the community for continuing to come forward to get tested and being vigilant with important COVID-safe behaviours, such as social distancing and mask-wearing.

As there have been recent cases of COVID-19 in Victoria and New Zealand, and cases are being regularly detected among overseas arrivals, there is still a risk of COVID spreading into the NSW community. It is critical that everyone continues to practise COVID-safe behaviours.

While people travelling to NSW from Victoria no longer need to isolate, anyone who attended any of the venues of concern (known in Victoria as 'exposure sites') identified by the Victorian authorities in the past 14 days should follow the relevant public health advice on the website.

People travelling to NSW by air and rail who have been in Victoria in the previous 14 days still need to fill out a declaration regarding the venues of concern

There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.

NSW Health is treating 23 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (96 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas 2112,779
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 001,642
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00445
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 000
Under initial investigation000

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.

*notified from 8pm 17 February 2021 to 8pm 18 February 2021
**from 8pm 12 February 2021 to 8pm 18 February 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 10,019
Found positive 194
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 75,548
Found positive481
From 15 May 2020 to 12 January 2021Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1079,623
Found positive182
Since 13 January 2021Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*8,899
Found positive9

* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.

Video update with Dr Jeremy McAnulty


COVID-19 Update - 19 February 2021