20 November 2021

NSW recorded 182 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Four cases have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 79,457.

There are currently 191 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 28 people in intensive care, 17 of whom require ventilation.

There were 61,682 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 72,893.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 79,457
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 620
Total tests carried out
Total vaccinations administered in NSW12,762,204

Across NSW, 94.3 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 91.7 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Of the people aged 12-15, 80.9 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 74.9 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 12,762,204 with 4,133,452 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 8,628,752 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Thursday 18 November 2021.

Of the 182 cases reported to 8pm last night, 31 are from Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 28 are from Hunter New England LHD, 27 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 25 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 23 are from Sydney LHD, 21 are from Northern Sydney LHD, seven are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, four are from Murrumbidgee LHD, three are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, three are from Far West LHD, three are from Western NSW LHD, two are from Mid North Coast LHD, one is from Central Coast LHD, one is from Southern NSW LHD, and three are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in sewage samples collected from Tumut, Uralla, Wardell, Eden, Jerilderie and Tweed-Kingscliff where there are currently no known or recent cases.

Everyone in these areas is urged to monitor for the onset of symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

If you haven’t received a COVID-19 vaccination yet, please don’t delay. Even if you have had COVID-19 and recovered, you should get vaccinated.

NSW Health encourages everyone who is eligible to book into a NSW Health vaccination clinic or another provider without delay through the COVID-19 vaccine clinic finder.

Everyone who has been to these areas recently is urged to monitor for the onset of symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

If you are directed to get tested for COVID‑19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the self-isolation rules.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms it is still important that you have a test and self-isolate until you receive a negative test result.

There are COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.

COVID-19 vaccination update

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rateTotal* (ages 16 and over) Total* (ages 12 – 15)
All providers – first doses 94.3%80.9%
All providers – fully vaccinated 91.7%

*to 11.59pm 18 November

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW HealthDoses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses 372
NSW Health – second doses 1,016
NSW Health – third doses 1,026
Total 2,414

*notified from 8pm 18 November 2021 to 8pm 19 November 2021

Video of today’s update.