14 May 2021

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

One new case was acquired overseas to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,363.

There were 15,810 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 17,806.

NSW Health has administered its highest number of vaccines in one day, with 7,942 vaccines administered in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 2,606 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 867,188, with 264,135 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 603,053 administered by Commonwealth Government providers including GPs, to 11:59pm on Wednesday 12 May 2021.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,363
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 5,837,049
Total vaccinations administered in NSW867,188

NSW Health thanks the community for continuing to come forward for testing, and urges anyone with even the mildest of symptoms to be tested immediately, then isolate until a negative result is received.

We urge everyone around the state to continue to take practical measures to stay COVID-safe. This includes always using QR codes to check in to and out of venues, practising good hand hygiene, and staying home and getting tested for COVID‑19 if unwell.

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

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 regularly and follow the relevant public health advice. If you have attended any of the venues identified at the times listed, please contact NSW Health immediately on 1800 943 553.

Despite extensive, ongoing 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. No further cases have been identified.

NSW Health requires returned overseas travellers to agree to have a precautionary nose and throat swab two days after leaving quarantine (day 16 after arriving in Australia).

This is in addition to the current regime of testing on days 2 and 12 for all returned travellers.

Given there is a very low risk that asymptomatic people leaving hotel quarantine will test positive on day 16, they are not required to isolate further while awaiting the additional test results.

Day 16 testing was first introduced in February 2021 as part of a recommended check-up for returned travellers.

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 86 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care and being ventilated. Most cases (95 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 1313,177
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 1315,363

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

*notified from 8pm 12 May 2021 to 8pm 13 May 2021
**from 8pm 7 May 2021 to 8pm 13 May 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 12,962
Found positive 261
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 103,815
Found positive679
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*35,752
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 doses6,625 181,361
NSW Health – second doses 1,31782,774

*notified from 8pm 12 May 2021 to 8pm 13 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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