19 May 2021

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

Two new cases were acquired overseas in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,376.

There were 19,281 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 8,901.  

NSW Health has administered its highest number of COVID-19 vaccines in one day, with a record 11,720 vaccines administered in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 5,218 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 967,528, with 303,270 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 664,258 administered by Commonwealth Government providers, including GPs, to 11:59pm on Monday 17 May 2021.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,376
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 5,902,887
Total vaccinations administered in NSW967,528

NSW Health urges everyone across NSW to continue to take practical measures to stay COVID-safe, including practising good hand hygiene and always using QR codes to check in to and out of venues.

Anyone experiencing even the mildest of cold-like symptoms should come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until a negative result is received.

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 67 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 2193,190
Interstate 0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 001,645
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00451
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 000
Under initial investigation000
Total 2195,376

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

*notified from 8pm 17 May 2021 to 8pm 18 May 2021
**from 8pm 12 May 2021 to 8pm 18 May 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 13,173
Found positive 262
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 105,408
Found positive681
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*37,320
Found positive

* 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 doses9,716  214,221
NSW Health – second doses 2,00489,049
Total 11,720 303,270

*notified from 17 May 2021 to 8pm 18 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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