20 April 2021

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

Three new cases were acquired overseas to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,198.

There were 5,785 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 7,666. NSW Health is concerned that testing rates have dropped considerably recently.

High testing rates are among our best defences against COVID-19, as they allow us to detect new cases early and prevent further transmission.

NSW Health strongly urges anyone with even the mildest of symptoms to isolate and get tested immediately.

There were 3,881 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 177,733.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,198
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 5,545,759
Total vaccinations administered by NSW Health177,733

Investigations continue into how COVID-19 transmission occurred between two families of returned travellers in adjoining rooms during hotel quarantine at the Adina Apartment Hotel, Town Hall. There has been no further transmission identified to date.

NSW Health is treating 71 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in ICU. Most (92 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

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 3393,015
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 021,643
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00450
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 18 April 2021 to 8pm 19 April 2021
**from 8pm 13 April 2021 to 8pm 19 April 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 12,085
Found positive 237
Since 30 June 2020:Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 95,951
Found positive599
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*27,720
Found positive28

* 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 1,813120,997
Second doses 2,06856,736

*notified from 8pm 18 April 2021 to 8pm 19 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


Video update - Tuesday 20 April.