11 May 2021

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 NSW793,571

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

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas 4393,167
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 011,645
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00450
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 011
Under initial investigation000
Total 4415,353

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

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 12,842
Found positive 259
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 102,888
Found positive676
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*34,749
Found positive39

* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSWDoses past 24 hours*All doses
NSW Health – first doses4,945 163,405
NSW Health – second doses 1,35278,744

*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.

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