26 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 5,239.

There were 7,415 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 7,706.

NSW Health administered 18,484 vaccines during the week ending Sunday 25 April. The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 553,866, with 192,336 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 361,530 administered by Commonwealth Government providers, including GPs, to 11.59pm on Thursday 22 April.

NSW Health’s vaccination clinics generally operate Monday to Friday. As such, there may be limited or no vaccines administered on weekends and public holidays due to planned closures.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,239
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 5,601,641
Total vaccinations administered in NSW553,866

Western Australia Health continues to add close and casual contact venues visited by confirmed cases of COVID-19. Anyone who has been in the Perth or Peel areas since 17 April should regularly check WA Health for updates on venues of concern and follow NSW Health’s public health advice.

If you have attended a close-contact venue as listed on the WA Health website, you should not enter NSW. If you have attended any of the close or casual contact venues as listed on the website and you are already in NSW, you should immediately self-isolate and call NSW Health on 1800 943 553.

Anyone arriving in Sydney from WA since 12.01am Saturday 24 April must complete a declaration form on Service NSW to confirm they have not attended a venue of concern.

Under the Public Health Order, people who have arrived in NSW since 12.01am Saturday 24 April must comply with the same stay-at-home restrictions that apply to the Perth and Peel regions, regardless of their current location.

Fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 were detected in the sewage system at Burwood Beach treatment plant, following a sample taken on 21 April. This catchment has about 225,000 people and takes in the Newcastle City area and surrounding suburbs. This follows detections in the sewage systems at Allambie Heights (sampled 22 April) and Merimbula (sampled 21 April).

These positive detections may indicate the presence of people, such as returned overseas travellers, who have recently recovered from COVID-19, as they can continue to shed fragments of the virus several weeks after recovery.

However, NSW Health is concerned they could also potentially signal undetected cases in the community, and continues to urge people in these areas to be alert for any symptoms that could signal COVID‑19, including sore throat, runny nose, cough, fever or headache. If symptoms appear, please isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic, visit: COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.

NSW Health is treating 87 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care and being ventilated. Most (98 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 infection
Cases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas 8433,056
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 001,643
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00450
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 000
Under initial investigation000
Total 8435,239

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

*notified from 8pm 24 April 2021 to 8pm 25 April 2021
**from 8pm 19 April 2021 to 8pm 25 April 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 12,315
Found positive 244
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 97,862
Found positive619
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*29,645
Found positive31

* 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 seven days*All doses
First doses 9,615 128,799
Second doses 8,86963,537
Total18,484 192,336

*notified from 19 April 2021 to 8pm 25 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.

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