16 April 2021

NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Seven new cases were acquired overseas, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,174.

There were 10,415 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 10,548.

There were 4,429 COVID-19 vaccines administered by NSW Health in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of vaccines administered by NSW Health is now 169,284.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,174
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 5,515,457
Total vaccinations administered by NSW Health169,284

NSW Health is treating 58 COVID-19 cases, most of whom (93 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation. One person with COVID-19 is currently in ICU for a non‑COVID related medical condition.

NSW Health thanks those who have come forward for testing, and strongly urges everyone to isolate and be tested immediately if even the mildest of symptoms appear.

This is how we can keep our friends, family and community safe.

There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic, visit: COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas 7412,994
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 001,640
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00450
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 000
Under initial investigation000
Total 7415,174

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

*notified from 8pm 14 April 2021 to 8pm 15 April 2021
**from 8pm 9 April 2021 to 8pm 15 April 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 11,937
Found positive 233
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 94,375
Found positive
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*26,474
Found positive26

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

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW HealthDoses past 24 hours*All doses
First doses 2,280116,747
Second doses 2,14952,537

*notified from 8pm 14 April 2021 to 8pm 15 April 2021

Note: NSW Health’s vaccination clinics generally operate Monday to Friday. Therefore, there may be limited or no vaccines administered on weekend days and public holidays due to planned closures.

Watch today’s video update with Dr Jeremy McAnulty