05 May 2021

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

Ten new cases were acquired overseas to 8pm last night. A previously reported overseas acquired case, omitted from reporting yesterday due to a record update, has been re-instated in the total case count. This brings the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,317.

There were 13,543 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 5,601.

NSW Health administered 4,588 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 695,724, with 219,594 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 476,130 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Monday 3 May.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,317
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56
Total tests carried out 5,693,622
Total vaccinations administered in NSW695,724

Due to the latest COVID-19 cases in Western Australia, anyone who has been in Perth since Tuesday 27 April should, prior to travelling to NSW, check the NSW COVID-19 concerns notice and exemption to determine if they have been to any places of high concern.

Anyone currently in NSW who has been in Perth since 27 April should check if they have been to a place of high concern. If you have, please immediately isolate, get tested, and call NSW Health on 1800 943 553.

NSW Health reminds all travellers that an entry declaration must be completed if you have been to WA within 14 days of entering NSW.

As these latest cases in Perth show, COVID-19 can re-emerge at any time. NSW Health urges everyone with the slightest of cold-like symptoms to immediately isolate and be tested, and to remain in isolation 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 testing clinics or contact your GP.

NSW Health is treating 108 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care and being ventilated. Most cases (97 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 10473,133
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 10475,317

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 3 May 2021 to 8pm 4 May 2021
**from 8pm 28 April 2021 to 8pm 4 May 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 12,622
Found positive 257
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 100,932
Found positive661
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*32,802
Found positive33

* 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 hoursAll doses
First doses 2,860147,827
Second doses 1,72871,767

*notified from 8pm 3 May 2021 to 8pm 4 May 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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