21 April 2021

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

Eight new cases were acquired overseas to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,206.

There were 11,943 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 5,785.

NSW Health thanks everyone in the community who has come forward for testing, and urges anyone with even the mildest of COVID symptoms to immediately get tested and isolate.

It is pleasing to see an increase in the number of people who have come forward for testing. High testing rates are one of our best defences against COVID-19, as they allow us to detect new cases early and prevent further transmission.

There were 3,702 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 181,435.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,206
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 5,557,702
Total vaccinations administered by NSW Health181,435

Investigations are continuing into how transmission of COVID-19 occurred between two groups of returned travellers in hotel quarantine at Adina Apartment Hotel at Town Hall. All contacts tested to date have returned negative results.

A case of COVID-19 has been detected in a fully vaccinated New Zealand airport worker, and NZ Health has listed several locations of concern visited by this person while potentially infectious.

While the risk is considered to be low, anyone travelling to NSW from NZ, or who has done so in recent days, should check the list of locations to see if they have been to any of these locations of concern. Anyone who has been to any of these places should call 1800 943 553.

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

NSW Health is treating 78 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care and on ECMO ventilatory support. Most (91 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 8433,023
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 19 April 2021 to 8pm 20 April 2021
**from 8pm 14 April 2021 to 8pm 20 April 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 12,100
Found positive 238
Since 30 June 2020:Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 96,277
Found positive602
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*28,041
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 1,776122,773
Second doses 1,92658,662

*notified from 8pm 19 April 2021 to 8pm 20 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 - Wednesday 21 April 2021.