NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Four new cases were acquired overseas to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,353.
There were 7,724 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 13,768.
High testing rates are vital for detecting any unidentified chains of transmission in the community as early as possible. NSW Health continues to urge everyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms – such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, or loss of taste or smell – to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until you receive a negative result.
NSW Health administered 6,297 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 2,379 vaccines at the new centre in Sydney Olympic Park.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 793,571, with 242,149 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 551,422 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Sunday 9 May.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) ||5,353 |
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) ||56 |
|Total tests carried out ||5,780,209 |
|Total vaccinations administered in NSW||793,571 |
Despite extensive investigations into the source of two locally acquired cases announced last week, NSW Health has not identified how the initial case was exposed to COVID-19. They may have acquired the infection through brief contact with a currently unidentified person who was infectious in the community.
A full list of venues of concern connected with the two recent locally acquired cases is available on the
NSW Government website.
As announced on Sunday, to safeguard the community and reduce the risk of further transmission, the NSW Government has extended by one week the temporary COVID-safe measures for the Greater Sydney region including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains. These measures will remain in effect until 12.01am Monday 17 May.
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 111 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care and being ventilated. Most cases (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
|Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster ||0||1||1,645|
|Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster||0||0||450|
|Locally acquired – investigation ongoing ||0||1||1|
|Under initial investigation||0||0||0|
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 9 May 2021 to 8pm 10 May 2021
**from 8pm 3 May 2021 to 8pm 10 May 2021
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Symptomatic travellers tested ||12,842|
|Found positive ||259|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 ||102,888|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||79,623|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*||34,749|
* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.
COVID-19 vaccination update
|NSW Health – first doses||4,945 || 163,405 |
|NSW Health – second doses ||1,352||78,744|
*notified from 9 May 2021 to 8pm 10 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.