06 May 2021

NSW recorded two 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. One previously reported case has been excluded, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,327.

There were 11,579 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 13,543.

NSW Health administered 4,482 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 717,752, with 224,076 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 493,676 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Tuesday 4 May.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,327
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56
Total tests carried out 5,705,201
Total vaccinations administered in NSW717,752

The two new locally acquired cases to 8pm last night are household contacts of each other; a man and woman in their 50s from Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The man’s infection was first reported in a public health alert yesterday (Wednesday 5 May).

Urgent investigations into the source of their infections and contact tracing are ongoing. An immediate family member, who does not live in the same household as both new cases, has returned a negative result.

NSW Health has identified two further venues of concern as part of its ongoing investigations.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times specified is asked to immediately get tested and isolate until NSW Health provides further advice. This applies to everyone, including those who have been partially or fully vaccinated.

​Time and date
​Fratelli Fresh
​Westfield Sydney, F5 Pitt Street
​Tuesday 27 April
1:15pm - 2:15pm
​Bondi Beach
​Bondi Trattoria
​34 Campbell Parade
Thursday 29 April
12:45pm - 1:30pm

A full list of venues of concern visited by the two cases is available at latest news and updates. People are urged to check the NSW Health website regularly for updates.

Advice for a number of venues of concern, which the public were alerted to yesterday, have been updated as risk assessments have been completed.

NSW Health was notified yesterday evening that fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been detected in the Marrickville Sewage Network.

This catchment includes about 42,000 people and takes sewage from the following suburbs – Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, Summer Hill, Lewisham, Ashfield, Haberfield, Petersham, Lilyfield and Leichhardt.

NSW Health is asking everyone in the area to be especially vigilant in monitoring for symptoms, and if they appear get tested and isolate immediately until a negative result is received.

NSW Health has provided a new COVID-19 pop-up testing clinic and extended hours at existing clinics, including drive-throughs, to support increased testing in Sydney’s east and inner city.

A new pop-up clinic has been established at Albion Street Centre Laverty Pathology, at the Crown Street entrance to the Albion Centre at 50 Albion Street in Surry Hills. It will be open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, with weekend hours of operation to be advised.

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

NSW Health urges everyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until they receive a negative result.

NSW Health is treating 112 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 9383,141
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 222
Under initial investigation000
Total 11405,327

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 4 May 2021 to 8pm 5 May 2021
**from 8pm 29 April 2021 to 8pm 5 May 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 12,655
Found positive 257
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 101,258
Found positive668
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*33,075
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 2,979150,806
Second doses 1,50373,270

*notified from 8pm 4 May 2021 to 8pm 5 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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