22 April 2020

As at 8pm, Tuesday 21 April 2020, an additional five cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since 8pm 20 April, bringing the total to 2,971.

During that time, 4,291 people were tested, up from 2,502 the 24 hours before.

Cases Count
Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 2,971
Deaths (in NSW from conf​irmed cases) 33
Cases tested and excluded 172,448
Total persons tested 175,419

Three cases previously reported in the NSW totals have now been excluded after further testing, reflecting an adjusted overall total of 2,971 confirmed cases.

There have been three further deaths related to COVID-19 in NSW bringing the total number of deaths to 33. Those details are:

  • A 75 year old man who passed away in St George Hospital and was a household contact of a known case.
  • An 80 year old woman who passed away in Gosford Hospital with pre-existing medical conditions who was part of the Gosford Hospital cluster.
  • A 92 year old woman who was a resident of Anglicare Newmarch House at Caddens and who is the third death at that facility.

NSW Health expresses its condolences to the respective families.

There have now been 1,926 people that have recovered from COVID-19 in NSW.

There are currently 231 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes 20 people being treated in Intensive Care Units, with 16 of those requiring ventilators.

There have been no new COVID-19 cases at Anglicare Newmarch House.

Anyone living or working in areas where community transmission has been identified in NSW who is feeling unwell with a fever, cough or other symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested.

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.

The locations of COVID-19 clinics are available.

NSW Health is alerting passengers who were close contacts of cases on flights to monitor for symptoms, and contact their GP, (call ahead before visiting), 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 outcome

Outcome Total
Recovered 1,926
Not recovered 243
Less than three weeks from symptom onset / data not available 769
Died 33
Total confirmed cases 2,971

By sex and age group*

Age group Female Male Total
0-9 14 16 30
10-19 48 43 91
20-29 353 281 634
30-39 248 247 495
40-49 160 210 370
50-59 222 220 442
60-69 238
227 465
70-79 145 166 311
80-89 45 51 96
90-100 22 15 37

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

By likely source of infection

Source Cases
Overseas acquired 1,738
Interstate acquired 70
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 799
Locally acquired – contact not identified 356
Under investigation 8
Total 2,971

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