13 May 2021

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

Five new cases were acquired overseas to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,362.

There were 17,806 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 23,224.  

It is important that we maintain high rates of COVID-19 testing, as this is the best way of finding undetected cases in the community and preventing further transmission. NSW Health thanks everyone who has come forward for testing, and urges anyone with even the mildest of symptoms to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until you receive a negative result.

NSW Health has set a new daily vaccination record with 7,552 vaccines administered in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 2,554 vaccines at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 840,647, with 256,193 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 584,454 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Tuesday 11 May. 

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,362
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 5,821,239
Total vaccinations administered in NSW

Following the identification of a COVID-19 case in the Greater Melbourne community on Tuesday 11 May, people arriving in NSW from the Greater Melbourne area must complete a declaration form which confirms they have not attended a venue of concern. These declaration forms are available on Service NSW.

All travellers who have arrived from the Greater Melbourne area since Thursday 6 May must check the Victoria Department of Health and Human Services website and immediately follow the outlined public health advice. If you have attended any of the venues identified at the times listed, you must contact NSW Health immediately on 1800 943 553.

Declaration forms provide critical information to enable NSW Health to contact travellers if required and is for all travellers who intend to enter NSW by air, road or rail having been in Greater Melbourne in the previous 14 days. Declaration forms must be completed within the 24-hour period prior to entering NSW, or on entry to NSW.

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. No further cases have been identified.

A full list of venues of concern connected with the two recent locally acquired cases is available on the NSW Government website. 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 93 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care and being ventilated. Most cases (96 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 5343,176
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 001,645
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00450
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 001
Under initial investigation000
Total 5345,362

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.

*notified from 8pm 11 May 2021 to 8pm 12 May 2021
**from 8pm 6 May 2021 to 8pm 12 May 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 12,928
Found positive 261
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 103,560
Found positive679
From 15 May 2020 to 12 January 2021Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1079,623
Found positive182
Since 13 January 2021
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*35,395
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 doses6,177  174,736
NSW Health – second doses 1,37581,457

*notified from 8pm 11 May 2021 to 8pm 12 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.

Watch today’s video update with Dr Jeremy McAnulty


   Video update - Thursday 13 May 2021