NSW Health Has Released a Heat Map Showing COVID19 Cases by Postcode

NSW Health has finally released a map which shows postcode-by-postcode data detailing relating to COVID-19 cases.

NSW Heat Map

The map shows in detail the number of confirmed cases, recovered cases, active cases and details of the number of people tested for COVID19 in a postcode.    You can access this information by clicking here.

In her daily media briefing NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said:

“NSW has one of the highest COVID-19 testing rates in the world. We have tested more than 200,000 people and have capacity to test more than 110,000 in a fortnight.

This new way of showing NSW Health data will help communities understand the numbers of people being tested, and encourage more people with symptoms to come forward for testing when they see the impact COVID-19 is having on their local area.”

ITC followers have been asking for this information on a suburb by suburb basis – NSW Health has not provided this information.


Note:  This map shows confirmed COVID-19 cases only based on the location of usual residence, not necessarily where the virus was contracted. The case 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. Case counts reported for a particular notification date may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review

Recovery is based on self-reported symptoms and is different from release from isolation criteria in the control guideline. Only those who had onset of symptoms more than three weeks ago are included as recovered. This and some other necessary assumptions for this calculation mean that this calculation must be interpreted with caution. The map also shows the number of people tested for COVID-19 by location of residence reported at the time of the test. A surge in total number of people tested on a particular day may occur as the test results are updated in batches and new laboratories gain testing capacity. Data reported at 8 pm daily.

Data Source: Confirmed COVID-19 cases and number of people tested – NSW Ministry of Health, Population Data – Australian Bureau of Statistics


Latest COVID 19 NSW Cases

As at 8 pm Thursday 30 April 2020, an additional 9 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since 8 pm 29 April, bringing the total to 3,025.

During that time, 7,038 people were tested, compared to 7,387 in the 24 hours before.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 3,025
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 43
Cases reported recovered 2,293
Cases tested and excluded 224,059
Total persons tested 227,084


There have now been 2,293 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in NSW.

There are currently 108 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes 14 people being treated in Intensive Care Units, with 12 of those requiring ventilators. Seventy-Five per cent of cases are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

NSW Health is urging people with symptoms, including mild symptoms, to be tested to ensure as many cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.


Outcome Number
Recovered 2,293
Not yet recovered 315
Died 43
Less than three weeks from symptom onset / recovery data not available 374
Total 3,025


By Sex and Age

Age Group Female Male Total
0-9 15 18 33
10-19 50 44 94
20-29 357 286 643
30-39 248 248 496
40-49 166 211 377
50-59 225 221 446
60-69 243 233 476
70-79 151 169 320
80-89 48 52 100
90+ 23 17 40

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

 By likely source of infection:

Source Count
Overseas 1,754
Interstate acquired 68
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster 840
Locally acquired – contact not identified 363
Under investigation 0
Total 3,025

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

Latest COVID 19 Lane Cove Area and Nearby Suburb Cases

Postcode 2066 (Lane Cove Suburbs)

16 Confirmed Cases
6 Active Cases
10 Recovered Cases
1288 Tested
31 626 Population

Postcode 2065 (Greenwich is included in this postcode)

22 Confirmed Cases
4 Active Cases
18 Recovered Cases
1318 Tested
30 119 Population

Postcode 2067  (Lane Cove North and Chatswood West are included in this postcode)

6 Confirmed Cases
0 Active Cases
6 Recovered Cases
336 Tested
12 798 Population

Get Tested if You have Symptoms

The NSW Government wants as many people as possible to be tested if they are showing any symptoms.

Details of where you can be tested near Lane Cove here.

Stay at Home Rules

From today (Friday 1 May 2020), two adults (and any dependant children) can visit another person’s home.  The following Q and A were posted on the NSW Official Facebook page.

Here are answers to some FAQs about visiting others at home 👇

Q: What has changed?

A: To help reduce social isolation and improve mental health, from today 1 May, we are extending the definition of care to allow two adults (and their children) to visit another household. Remember always to take extra care when visiting vulnerable people 

Q: Is there a limit on how far you can travel to visit loved ones?

A: There are no restrictions on how far you can travel to visit loved ones so long as it’s only two adults + their children visiting one other household. Travelling for a holiday is not allowed.

Q: Can you stay overnight at someone’s house?

A: Overnight stays are not prohibited. However, taking a holiday in NSW is not allowed.

Q: Are there any limits to how many visitors you can have over per day?

A: There is no daily limit to home visitors, just a limit on how many people can visit you at home at any one time (2 adults + their children).

Q: Do the gathering limits still apply in public places (outside the home)?

A: Yes. The two-person gathering limit still applies to public places. Members of the same household may still go outdoors together.

Q: Can you now have a friend over for lunch?

A: Yes, so long as social distancing and good personal hygiene are practised at all times. When visiting private residences, visitors are encouraged to meet outdoors where possible.

Q: Can the two people visit be from separate households?

A: Yes.

To find out more click here or call the 24/7 COVID-19 Hotline on 13 77 88.


The COVIDSafeapp is now available to download.

The COVIDSafe app is part of the Government’s response to slow the spread of COVID-19.

This is the Government’s reasoning for developing the app

“Having confidence we can find and contain outbreaks quickly will mean governments can ease restrictions while still keeping Australians safe.

The new COVIDSafe app is completely voluntary. Downloading the app is something you can do to protect you, your family and friends and save the lives of other Australians. The more Australians connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker we can find the virus.

For detailed questions and answers about this app, see our COVIDSafe app FAQs.

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