New COVID-19 cases and tests
Positive results from PCR tests
Positive results from rapid antigen tests (RATs)**
New PCR tests
Data for the past 24 hours until 4pm 13 August 2022, last updated 14 August 2022.
Active COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations and deaths
Current active cases*
Admitted to hospital
In intensive care
Deaths reported in the past 24 hours**
Active cases and hospitalisations as of 4pm, 13 August 2022, last updated 14 August 2022. Deaths for past 24 hours up until 4pm, 13 August 2022, last updated 14 August 2022.
*Active COVID-19 cases are defined as people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 14 days. This has been updated from the previous definition of 28 days following an expert panel review recommendation. Cases who are in hospital are considered active. Active cases include PCR results and positive 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).
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.
New COVID-19 cases per day
From 20 January 2022 onwards, positive Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) registrations will be included in the case numbers.
COVID-19 cases and PCR tests by LGA and postcode
From 20 January 2022 onwards, total case numbers and active case numbers on this map will include PCR results and positive rapid antigen test (RAT) registrations
The shaded areas in the map show the home address postcodes for:
- confirmed COVID-19 cases and
- the number of PCR tests carried out.
The postcodes highlighted on the map do not necessarily indicate where the virus was contracted or where the person currently resides.
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 PCR tests.
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 to 4pm daily and published before noon the following day. Case counts reported for a particular notification date may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
- reports cases as active for 14 days from symptom onset. This change means a significant number of older cases have been removed from the total, which now more accurately represents the number of active cases in the community
- considers cases are active for 14 days after their symptom onset date. Cases who have been hospitalised are considered active until they discharged
- reports the total number of tests, including all tests regardless of prior COVID-19 diagnosis. This is in line with the way other jurisdictions report COVID-19 testing across Australia.
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.
Cases and tests
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.
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.
The map does not include COVID-19 cases where the location is unknown.
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).
The heatmap reports on the number of tests notified instead of the number of people tested. Only locally-acquired active cases are included on the map.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and number of people tested – NSW Ministry of Health, Population Data – Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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COVID-19 cases and deaths by age group
Cases by age group
COVID-19 deaths by age group
Total COVID-19 cases and deaths to date
Total confirmed cases to date*
Total deaths to date**
Data until 4pm 13 August 2022, last updated 14 August 2022. 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 diedwith COVID-19, not necessarily because COVID-19 was the cause of death.eaths are onlyexcluded if there is a clear alternative cause of death that is unrelated to COVID-19 (e.g. trauma).
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COVID-19 vaccination rates in NSW
Received first dose of a vaccine
Received second dose of a vaccine
For eligible individuals over 16 years of age up until 4pm 10 August 2022, last updated 12 August 2022.
- This graph shows the percentage of people in NSW aged 16 and over who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Estimated population coverage uses population estimates at 30 June 2021 based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated resident population and population projections based on data from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. Vaccination Data Source: Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) – Services Australia.
- The data in this graph is refreshed twice a week on Tuesday and Friday.
Map of NSW vaccinations by home postcode and LGA
The map shows the percentage of people aged 15 and over vaccinated against COVID-19 by Local Government Area (LGA) and aged 16 and over vaccinated against COVID-19 by postcode.
Firstdose refers to people who have received at least 1 dose of an eligible vaccine.
Eligible population figures used in the map are based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) population estimates in 5-year age groupings (for example, 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19), and not broken down into single years. As such, a reference population of 15+ is used. All figures will be slight underestimates of the percentage of 16+ year olds who have been vaccinated. LGA population estimates are taken from the ABS regional population by age and sex, 2019.
LGAs range in population size between <100 to >1 million people. LGAs often have varying age and other demographic profiles affecting their coverage rates. LGA population estimates are taken from the latest ABS LGA by age release.
The process of geocoding addresses in very remote areas can lead to artificially low vaccine dose count records in those areas, as addresses cannot be ‘pinpointed’ to a specific client location, and therefore LGA. As a result, vaccine rates in these areas are not shown. As such, the LGAs of Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Carrathool, Central Darling, Cobar, Coonamble, Unincorporated NSW and Walgett are not shown. For vaccine rates relevant to these areas, please consult the weekly SA4 data release publicly available on the Department of Health websitelaunch. SA4 data is generally of larger population regions, so undercounting of doses has less impact on overall coverage rates.
NSW Health and the NSW Department of Customer Service publish information on the COVID-19 vaccination rate for each postcode in NSW. To better align our data with the national results produced by the Australian Government, a minor change has been made to the way individuals are allocated to a postcode.
Percentage of the population vaccinated by residential address by postcode is sourced from the NSW Ministry of Health.
Percentage of the population vaccinated by residential address by LGA is sourced from the Department of Health websitelaunch.
Vaccine data is sourced from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) – Services Australia.
LGA population aged 15+ and postcode population aged 16+ is sourced from the ABS Estimated Resident Population 2019 including individuals aged 15 and over.
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COVID-19 vaccination totals to date
Total doses administered
Data until 4pm 11 August 2022, last updated 12 August 2022. Totals are for eligible individuals over 5 years of age in NSW since 22 February 2021. Includes first, second and booster doses.
Total doses administered
Vaccination by age group
Estimated population coverage uses population estimates at 30 June 2021 based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated resident population and population projections based on data from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. Vaccination Data Source: Australian Immunisation Register, data extracted 11 August 2021.
The Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) has provided access to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) in order for jurisdictions to effectively administer their vaccination programs, including to monitor vaccination coverage rates and adverse side effects. The DoH retains sole responsibility for public reporting and jurisdictions must ensure that they do not publish any AIR data without written approval from DoH.
Data is refreshed once a week on Monday. Data will not be refreshed from 20 December 2021 to 10 January 2022.
NSW respiratory surveillance reports - COVID-19 and influenza
Public health experts carefully review case information and monitor local testing rates to understand the incidence, severity, and distribution of COVID-19 and influenza in NSW.
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.