Local COVID-19 transmission in the last two weeks
- This week 24
- Last week 28
- Change 4
- This week 3
- Last week 2
- Change 1
- This week 67,072
- Last week 87,178
- Change 20,106
Public health experts investigate the source of infection for each new case. Cases with an unknown source means there are some people with COVID-19 who do not know where or how they were infected. This shows there are people infected with COVID-19 in the community who have not been diagnosed and is the reason why testing is critical.
Recommendations for COVID-19 testing
Testing is very important to identify people who have been infected with COVID-19 and stop the spread of infection in the community. NSW Health urges everyone to have a COVID-19 test and isolate themselves right away if any respiratory symptoms like fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat or shortness of breath (even if very mild) appear. Testing is recommended each time symptoms develop. Read more about testing advice.
Public health experts carefully review new case information and monitor local testing rates to identify areas where infection might be spreading.
See areas of increased testing
Refer to Recent flights with confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the latest information on domestic and international flights.
All COVID-19 cases diagnosed in NSW
- 2 Last 24 hours
- 24 This week
- 1,849 Total
- 0 Last 24 hours
- 0 This week
- 91 Total
- 3 Last 24 hours
- 22 This week
- 2,218 Total
NSW Health undertook a time-limited survey to measure the recovery status of patients with COVID-19 three weeks after the onset of illness, by interviewing the case.
Cases reporting resolution of all COVID-19 symptoms were considered to have recovered. Cases who had not recovered at three weeks were called in the following weeks until recovery.
By the week ending 11 July 2020, approximately 85% of cases had recovered see: COVID-19 Weekly Surveillance Report. NSW Health has suspended this survey while focussing on the recent increase in community transmission of COVID-19.