ISLHD COVID-19 Case numbers

ISLHD COVID-19 case update

Please view or download the daily update below for details on local COVID-19 cases, including a breakdown by Local Government Area and postcode:

Local case locations / venues

View or download the current list of local case locations:

COVID-19 case locations in the Illawarra Shoalhaven District [as at 8am, 22 Oct]

NSW Health provides information about venues of concern where there has been a risk of community transmission from known cases. A list of venues and advice can be found here. We also promote these on the District's Facebook page.

There were 21,600 COVID-19 tests carried out in the Illawarra Shoalhaven for the week ending Sunday, 17 October. 

COVID-19 in Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD Number

Total confirmed cases of COVID-19*

Cases of COVID-19 are confirmed based on a laboratory analysis of a nasopharengeal swab. The number of confirmed cases may vary over time as a result of ongoing investigation or case review.


(of these,128 cases were acquired overseas) 

Community acquired COVID-19 cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported 
(cases not necessarily acquired within the Local Health District) 


Total number of people tested for COVID-19 (since testing began)


The ISLHD Public Health Unit contacts close contacts of new cases, who will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days from last contact. They will be tested for the infection and remain in isolation regardless of the result.

Anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 and their close contacts are either being treated in hospital or are in self-isolation while required, to ensure there is no ongoing risk of infection to others in the community.

Locations where these cases live, work or have visited do not pose any ongoing risk to the public unless listed as a venue of concern by NSW Health. Publishing private details, such as the location of individuals diagnosed with COVID-19, is a breach of patient privacy and serves no public health benefit.

The latest advice and resources on COVID-19 are available here. You can find the state-wide COVID-19 data and information on social-distancing at the NSW Health website


  • Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are notified by the person’s normal place of residence. In some instances, a case counted within ISLHD may relate to a person/s not currently staying or being cared for in the District.
  • The number of confirmed cases does not necessarily represent the total number of people in the community who may have COVID-19. People with COVID-19 may experience very minimal symptoms, and may not undergo testing.
  • Social distancing is currently the best measure we have to limit the spread of COVID-19. Everyone should continue to follow the social distancing requirements currently in place, regardless of how many confirmed cases there might be in their local area.
  • The information provided above is correct at the time of publication. In some cases, the total number of confirmed cases may be reduced when a case has been found to live outside of ISLHD or as a result of ‘false positive’ tests. A false positive is where a person initially tests positive for COVID-19, but subsequent tests are negative.