NSW COVID-19 statistics
Totals to date
Map of NSW COVID-19 positive cases and testing by postcode
The map shows the home address postcodes for
- confirmed COVID-19 cases (by notification date) and
- the number of tests carried out.
The postcodes highlighted on the map do not necessarily indicate where the virus was contracted.
Use the 'search by postcode and suburb' field on the map to explore home address postcodes for
- confirmed COVID-19 cases: recent (past 14 days) or total number of cases
- COVID-19 tests: recent (past 14 days) or total number of tests.
The postcode of people tested is based on the address they reported at the time of the test.
Cases and tests carried out without a valid address are not shown.
Information on the total number of cases and tests carried out is displayed by selecting the ‘Total’ radio button.
Information on active cases** or tests carried out recently (i.e. in the last 14 days) is displayed by selecting the ‘Recent’ radio button.
** Active cases are defined as people who have tested positive for COVID-19, are in isolation and are being clinically monitored by NSW Health. A person will no longer be an active case when they are clinically released from isolation. This figure only shows active cases that acquired their infection locally, it does not include cases that are acquired overseas, interstate or that are under initial investigation.
***The heatmap excludes 189 cases in crew members who tested positive while on board a ship docked in NSW at the time of diagnosis.
When no date of symptom onset is available (it is either under investigation by public health staff or the person tested positive without showing symptoms), the date of the positive test is used. Infections are not always acquired in the place of residence as people often travel outside their area for many reasons (e.g. work, school and shopping).
From 5 June, this heatmap will report on the number of tests notified instead of the number of people tested.
Only locally-acquired active cases are included on the map.
NSW Health has suspended its survey of the recovery status of patients with COVID-19 to focus on the recent increase in community transmission. Therefore, recovery statistics are no longer presented. For further information, visit NSW COVID-19 case statistics.
Data Source: Confirmed COVID-19 cases and number of people tested - NSW Ministry of Health, Population Data - Australian Bureau of Statistics
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Note: The definition of a confirmed case is a person who tests positive to a validated specific SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid test or has the virus identified by electron microscopy or viral culture, at a reference laboratory. Data reported at 8pm daily. Case counts reported for a particular notification date may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
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 daily, Monday to Friday.
- 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.
- COVID-19 case locations data: COVID-19 case locations by date of known outbreak, location, address and recommended action.
For more information on NSW Government data, visit Data.NSW – an open portal to over 10,000 datasets.
Cases by notification date, age group and gender
Cumulative number of cases of COVID-19 by notification date
Cases by Age Group and Gender
Number of new cases of COVID-19 by notification date
Lives lost by Age Group and Gender
Number of tests conducted
Note this graph displays the number of tests conducted, not the number of people tested.