22 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 in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,379.

There were 12,669 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 14,691.

NSW Health administered its highest number of vaccines in one day with 12,485 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 5,185 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 1,065,018, with 339,048 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 725,970 administered by Commonwealth Government providers, including GPs, to 11:59pm on Thursday 20 May 2021.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,379
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 5,946,425
Total vaccinations administered in NSW1,065,018

NSW Health urges everyone in 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 testing clinics or contact your GP.

NSW Health is treating 50 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care and being ventilated. Most cases (94 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 1123,193
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

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

*notified from 8pm 20 May 2021 to 8pm 21 May 2021
**from 8pm 15 May 2021 to 8pm 21 May 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 13,309
Found positive 262
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2106,270
Found positive683
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*38,368
Found positive42

* 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 doses10,079242,782
NSW Health – second doses 2,40696,266
Total 12,485339,048

*notified from 19 May 2021 to 8pm 20 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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