20 April 2020

As at 8pm, Sunday 19 April 2020, an additional 6 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since 8pm 18 April, bringing the total to 2,963.

During that time, 3,489 people were tested. There were nearly 4000 more people tested in the past week than the week before.  24,246 people were tested in the past week compared to 20,361 the week before.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (incl. interstat​e residents in NSW health care facilities) 2,963
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)​ 30
Cases tested and excluded 165,663
Total persons tested 168,626

There are currently 249 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes 22 people being treated in Intensive Care Units, with 15 of those requiring ventilators. Of the 249 people currently being treated, 196 (79 per cent) are in non-acute care.

There has been one death related to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

A 94-year-old man, confirmed positive for COVID-19, has passed away. He was a resident of Anglicare Newmarch House.

NSW Health extends condolences to the family of this man.

There have been two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Anglicare Newmarch House aged care facility in Caddens, bringing the total to 41 cases (14 staff and 27 residents).

A Centrelink call centre in Tuggerah has a single confirmed case reported. The office has been closed for cleaning. Investigations are underway and close contacts are being identified and contacted. The workplace will remain closed today to allow for a site visit and risk assessment.

Anyone in areas of concern for community transmission in NSW who is feeling unwell with a fever and cough, should present to a local COVID-19 clinic or their local GP for testing.

Areas of concern for community transmission in NSW are listed on the NSW Health website. This week the focus areas include the LGA areas of Blacktown, Canada Bay, Cumberland, Goulburn Mulwaree, Inner West, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith, Randwick, Ryde, Waverley and Woollahra.

Anyone who works in a health care setting, residential care setting (including aged care, disability services), boarding schools, prisons or detention centres should be tested for COVID-19 if they develop any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or shortness of breath).

There are 190 crew on board the Ruby Princess who have tested positive for COVID-19. There are also 13 Ruby Princess crew members in NSW Health facilities, 12 of them having tested positive for COVID-19.

The locations of COVID-19 clinics are available.

NSW Health is alerting passengers who were close contacts on flights to monitor for symptoms, and contact their GP, but call ahead first, or call healthdirect on 1800 022 222, or visit a NSW Health COVID-19/Flu assessment clinic should they become unwell.

A full list of flight details can be found at Known flights with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Confirmed cases to date

By sex and age group*

Age group​ Female Male Total
0-9 14 16 30
10-19 49 43 92
20-29 353 281 634
30-39 248 244 492
40-49 158 209 367
50-59 221 219 440
60-69 239 226 465
70-79 145 165 310
80-89 44 51 95
90-100 22 15 37

*Note: Excludes cases notified without a date of birth and/or gender.

By likely source of infection

So​urce Change in past 24 hours Cases
Overseas acquired 3 1,738
Interstate acquired​ -1 67
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 7 790
Locally acquired – contact not identified 1 358
Under investigation -4 10
Total 6 2,963

* Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhance surveillance activities.​​