NSW COVID-19 cases, deaths and testing statistics
The latest weekly case numbers, testing figures totals and related COVID-19 statistics in NSW.
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 2022, 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
Positive results from PCR tests
Positive results from rapid antigen tests (RATs)**
Data for the past 7 days until 4pm, 16 March 2023, last updated 17 March 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 10, ending 11 March 2023.
- The number of COVID-19 notifications has continued to increase over the last week.
- There is still a highly mixed group of variants circulating. We have seen continued rapid growth in XBB.1.5 which is now the predominant subvariant detected in the NSW community. We are monitoring other XBB subvariants including XBB.1.9.
- There were 8,032 people diagnosed with COVID-19 this week, an increase of 9.2% since the previous week.
- The seven-day rolling average of daily hospital admissions decreased to an average of 29 admissions by the end of this week, compared with 35 admissions at the end of the previous week. There were 204 people with COVID-19 admitted to hospital and 16 people admitted to ICU this week.
- Emergency department presentations for coronaviruses requiring an admission have decreased to 110 from 130 admissions in the previous week.
- There were 29 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.
Admitted to hospital
In intensive care
Hospitalisations as of 4pm, 16 March 2023, last updated 17 March 2023.
Total COVID-19 cases and deaths to date
Total confirmed cases to date*
Total deaths to date**
Data until 4pm, 16 March 2023, last updated 17 March 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.
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:
- COVID-19 cases datasets: notification date, location, age range and likely source of infection of known cases.
- COVID-19 tests data: test result, location and age range.
For more information on NSW Government data, visit Data.NSW – an open portal to more than 10,000 datasets.