31 May 2021

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

Two new overseas-acquired cases were reported in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,398.

There were 13,857 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 15,989.

In the week ending Sunday 29 May, NSW Health administered 73,603 vaccines. This is the highest number of vaccines administered by NSW Health in a week, and includes 31,778 vaccines administered at the Sydney Olympic Park vaccination centre. 

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 1,287,975 with 418,996 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 868,979 administered by  the GP network and other providers, to 11:59pm on Friday 28 May 2021.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,398
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 6,072,521
Total vaccinations administered in NSW1,287,975

People who have been in Victoria on and from 12 May should check the Victoria Department of Health and Human Services website regularly, and immediately follow the relevant public health advice if they have been to any of the listed venues of concern. If you attended any of these venues at the specified times, please contact NSW Health immediately on 1800 943 553.

Venues of concern continue to be identified and the associated advice for people who have attended them can also change in the rapidly evolving environment. It is important to check the website regularly to see if new venues of concern have been added and if the advice for people who have been to existing venues of concern has been updated.

NSW Health is grateful to those people who attended venues of concern who have contacted us so far. Fifty-one close contacts in NSW have now returned negative results. These people will continue to isolate for 14 days from their exposure date and will be tested again before the end of their isolation period.

Anyone who has arrived in NSW from Victoria since 4pm on Thursday 27 May is reminded that they must remain at their home or place of residence in NSW for the seven-day duration of the Victorian measures.

They are only permitted to leave their places of residence for limited reasons, including shopping for essential items, medical care including COVID-19 vaccinations, caregiving, outdoor exercise, and essential work or education, if it cannot be done from home.

Nobody subject to the stay-at-home measures in Victoria should travel to NSW unless permitted to do so.

For NSW residents living along the Victorian border, the seven-day stay-at-home requirement only applies if they have been outside the border region in Victoria since 4pm on Thursday 27 May. The border communities are defined by the map which was used for the previous ‘bubble’ arrangements.

Anyone arriving in NSW by air, rail or road from Victoria (except those travelling within the defined border region) must complete a travel declaration that confirms they have not attended a venue of concern. Anyone who has attended a venue of concern must not travel to NSW; instead, they should follow the health advice on the Victorian Health website.

The declaration form is available on the Service NSW website, and can be completed in the 24-hour period before entering NSW or on arrival. The information gathered via the travel declarations is vital in allowing NSW Health to contact travellers if necessary.

NSW Health strongly advises against all non-essential travel to Victoria at this time. People who do choose to travel will be required to follow the Victorian stay-at-home requirements on their return to NSW.

Everyone in the state should 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. NSW Health recommends masks be worn in any situation where physical distancing is not possible, such as on public transport.

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 31 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care but does not require a ventilator. Most cases (90 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 2153,212
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 2155,398

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

*notified from 8pm 29 May 2021 to 8pm 30 May 2021  
**from 8pm 24 May 2021 to 8pm 30 May 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested 13,614
Found positive 267
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 109,481
Found positive688
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*41,189
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 7 days*All doses
NSW Health – first doses58,832 307,480
NSW Health – second doses 14,771111,516
Total 73,603418,996

*notified from 24 May 2021 to 8pm 30 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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