27 April 2021

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

Twelve new cases were acquired overseas to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,251.

There were 4,790 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 7,415.

Testing rates in NSW are currently very low. NSW Health strongly urges anyone with even the mildest of symptoms, including sore throat, runny nose, cough, fever or headache, to isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.

NSW Health administered 2,671 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 577,088, with 195,007 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 382,081 administered by Commonwealth Government providers, including GPs, to 11.59pm on Sunday 25 April.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,251
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 5,606,431
Total vaccinations administered in NSW577,088

An investigation into how COVID-19 transmission occurred between returned travellers who had been in quarantine at the Mercure Hotel has led NSW Health to reclassify one case, previously reported as overseas acquired, as locally acquired.

Of the three returned travellers, two were family members and stayed in connecting rooms. The third traveller, whose case has been reclassified as locally acquired, stayed in an adjacent room. All three people share the same viral sequence for the B1.351 variant of concern, first identified in South Africa. The investigation did not identify any further cases of transmission.

Western Australia's three-day lockdown ended at 12.01am AWST this (Tuesday) morning. As such, from 12.01am AEST in NSW only people who have been to venues of concern are required to isolate; other people who have been in Perth or Peel recently, no longer need to stay at home.

People arriving in NSW from WA must continue to complete a declaration form on the Service NSW website and confirm they have not attended a venue of concern.

Anyone who has been in the Perth or Peel areas since 17 April should regularly check the WA Health website for updates on venues of concern visited by confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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

NSW Health is treating 95 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.

There are more than 300 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 12513,067
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 001,644
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00450
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 000
Under initial investigation000
Total 12515,251

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

*notified from 8pm 25 April 2021 to 8pm 26 April 2021
**from 8pm 20 April 2021 to 8pm 26 April 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 12,349
Found positive 247
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 98,191
Found positive622
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*30,065
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 24 hours*All doses
First doses 2,264 131,063
Second doses 40763,944
Total2,671 195,007

*notified from 8pm 25 April 2021 to 8pm 26 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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