NSW COVID-19 cases, deaths and testing statistics

The latest weekly case numbers, testing figures totals and related COVID-19 statistics in NSW.

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COVID-19 reporting

COVID-19 reports are shared weekly. NSW Health also provides detailed reporting and analysis of the latest COVID-19 data in its weekly respiratory surveillance reports

On 14 October, registering a positive rapid antigen test became voluntary. Positive test numbers alone now do not reflect the total number of cases in a community. For this reason, maps and charts that showed case numbers across local government areas have been removed from this page.

New COVID-19 cases and tests in the past 7 days

New cases*
6,567
Positive results from PCR tests
3,279
Positive results from rapid antigen tests (RATs)**
3,288
Deaths reported***
88

Data for the past 7 days until 4pm 02 February 2023, last updated 03 February 2023. 

*Combined total of PCR positive test results and rapid antigen test (RAT) positive result registrations.

**Rapid antigen tests (RATs) are reported by individuals using the ServiceNSW website or app.

***As per the national surveillance definition, deaths are reported as COVID-19 deaths if a person died with COVID-19, not necessarily because COVID-19 was the cause of death. Deaths are only excluded if there is a clear alternative cause of death that is unrelated to COVID-19 (e.g. trauma).

COVID-19-related deaths are notified to NSW Health from a range of sources and not all deaths reported by NSW Health occurred in the week in which they are reported, as there is sometimes a delay between a death occurring and it being notified to NSW Health.

Latest respiratory surveillance report summary

Summary of epidemiological week 4, ending 28 January 2023.

  • Notifications of COVID-19 continue to decline however the rate of this reduction appears to be slowing and PCR positivity has stabilised. This indicates that we may be approaching the bottom of this wave.
  • XBF is now the most common variant circulating with BR.2 and other BA.2.75 sublineages including CH.1.1 also contributing to the variant mix.
  • There were 6,812 people diagnosed with COVID-19 this week, a decrease of 13.4% since the previous week. PCR testing for COVID-19 has decreased by 10.6% compared to the previous week. The proportion of PCR tests that were positive for COVID-19 is stable at around 9%.
  • The seven-day rolling average of daily hospital admissions decreased to an average of 39 admissions by the end of this week, compared with 48 admissions at the end of the previous week. There were 272 people with COVID-19 admitted to hospital and 28 people admitted to ICU this week.
  • Emergency department presentations for coronaviruses requiring an admission have decreased to 113 from 134 admissions in the previous week.
  • There were 86 COVID-19 deaths reported this week. Deaths may not have occurred in the week in which they were reported.

Read the full report and view previous respiratory surveillance reports.


COVID-19 hospitalisations

Admitted to hospital
1,031
In intensive care
19

Hospitalisations as of 4pm, 02 February 2023, last updated 03 February 2023.


Total COVID-19 cases and deaths to date

Total confirmed cases to date*
3,881,812
Total deaths to date**
6,304

Data until 4pm, 02 February 2023, last updated 03 February 2023. Data includes only NSW residents. Total cases since 25 January 2020. Total deaths since 4 March 2020.

*Cases refer to those identified via PCR tests and Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) registrations.

**As per the national surveillance definition, deaths are reported as COVID-19 deaths if a person died with COVID-19, not necessarily because COVID-19 was the cause of death. Deaths are only excluded if there is a clear alternative cause of death that is unrelated to COVID-19 (e.g. trauma).


Get tested and stay home

Protect yourself and those around you by getting tested, and stay home if you feel unwell. Even if you only have mild symptoms, you could pass COVID-19 on to someone more vulnerable.

Find a testing clinic near you options in COVID-19 testing clinics
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NSW COVID-19 datasets

The NSW Government has made available datasets for COVID-19 cases and tests in NSW.

The following NSW datasets are updated weekly, based on information up until 4pm on Thursdays:

For more information on NSW Government data, visit Data.NSW – an open portal to more than 10,000 datasets.

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