NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Nine new cases were acquired overseas to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,260.
There were 16,635 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 4,790.
NSW Health administered 3,485 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 591,535, with 198,492 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 393,043 administered by Commonwealth Government providers, including GPs, to 11.59pm on Monday 26 April.
While Western Australia’s three-day lockdown has now ended, anyone who has been to a venue of concern must continue to isolate according to NSW Health’s advice.
People arriving in NSW from WA must still complete the online declaration form prior to entry and confirm they have not attended a venue of concern as listed on the NSW Health website. Nobody who has attended a close-contact venue at the relevant time should enter NSW.
If you have been in the Perth or Peel areas since 17 April, please check the WA Health website regularly for updates on venues of concern. If you are in NSW and you have attended any of these venues, please immediately self-isolate and call NSW Health on 1800 943 553.
NSW Health has been notified that fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been detected in the sewage systems at Allambie Heights from a sample taken on 27 April . This is the second detection in recent days, with the first detection from a sample taken on 22 April 2021. The Allambie Heights sewage network serves about 83,400 people in the Northern Head catchment, and includes the suburbs of Allambie Heights, Balgowlah, Curl Curl, North Curl Curl, North Manly, Freshwater, Collaroy, Collaroy Plateau, Narrabeen, Wheeler Heights, Oxford Falls, Dee Why, Cromer, Beacon Hill, Narraweena, Brookvale, Frenchs Forest.
These positive sewage results may indicate the presence of people who have recently recovered from COVID-19, as they can continue to shed fragments of the virus for several weeks after recovery.
However, NSW Health is concerned that they could signal undetected cases in the community, and asks people in these areas to be alert for any cold-like symptoms that could signal COVID 19, including sore throat, runny nose, cough, fever, loss of taste or sense of smell, or headache. If symptoms appear, please isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.
NSW Health is treating 104 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care and on ECMO. Most (96 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 testing clinics or contact your GP.
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 26 April 2021 to 8pm 27 April 2021 **from 8pm 21 April 2021 to 8pm 27 April 2021
* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.
*notified from 8pm 26 April 2021 to 8pm 27 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.
Press conference -Wednesday 28 April 2021