Member for Bega, Andrew Constance posted: "Unfortunately, our community on the Far South Coast can’t come out of lockdown this weekend.
We have two cases in Merimbula and two in Batemans Bay. The situation will be reassessed in 14 days." NSW recorded 1,405 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Two new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and 23 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 38,919.
Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of the deaths of five people who had COVID-19.
A man in his 80s from north-western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital. A woman in her 70s from western Sydney died at Ryde Hospital.
A woman in her 70s from western Sydney died at Concord Repatriation General Hospital.
A man in his 80s from south-western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.
A woman in her 40s from south-western Sydney, died at Liverpool Hospital.
NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.
There have been 153 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 209 in total since the start of the pandemic.
There have been 33,296 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.
There are currently 1,175 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 202 people in intensive care, 80 of whom require ventilation.
There were 156,481 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 130,341.
NSW Health administered 27,871 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 7,962 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,793,418 with 2,917,049 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 4,876,369 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Tuesday 7 September 2021.
Of the 1,405 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 450 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 394 are from Western Sydney LHD, 211 are from Sydney LHD, 118 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 74 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 34 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 24 are from Western NSW LHD, 22 are from Central Coast LHD, 23 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 12 are from Hunter New England LHD, four are from Far West LHD, three are from Southern NSW LHD, nine are in correctional settings and 27 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.
NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has recently detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Tamworth and Lightning Ridge sewage treatment plants in western NSW, Glen Innes sewage treatment plant in the New England region, Culburra Beach and Moruya sewage treatment plants in southern NSW.
No recent cases have been detected in this location, so everyone is urged to monitor for the onset of symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.
If you are directed to get tested for COVID 19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the rules whether or not the venue or exposure setting is listed on the NSW Health website.
It remains vital that anyone who has any symptoms or is a close or casual contact of a person with COVID-19, isolates and is tested immediately. When testing clinics are busy, please ensure you stay in line, identify yourself to staff and tell them that you have symptoms or are a contact of a case.
Please check the NSW Government website regularly, and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern or travelled on a public transport route at the same time as a confirmed case of COVID-19. This list is being updated regularly as case investigations proceed.