Covid Update - 30th August 2021

NSW recorded 1,290 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Three new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and 21 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 25,668.

Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of the deaths of four people who had COVID-19.

A man in his 50s from Dubbo died at Dubbo Hospital.

A man in his 70s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

A man in his 70s from Sydney’s inner west died at Concord Hospital. He acquired his infection at the Meredith House Aged Care facility.

A woman in her 60s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital. She acquired her infection at Cumberland Hospital.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 93 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 149 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 20,061 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 840 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 137 people in intensive care, 48 of whom require ventilation.

There were 157, 221 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 106,038.

NSW Health administered 49,103 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 9,455 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

NSW Health administered a record 357,751 vaccines in the week ending Sunday 29 August, including 78,921 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park. This is an increase of 58,546 on the previous week.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 6,794,474 with 2,516,702 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 4,277,772 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Saturday 28 August 2021.

Of the 1,290 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 449 are from Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 434 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 126 are from Sydney LHD, 70 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 83 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 51 are from Western NSW LHD, 38 are from Northern Sydney LHD, nine are from Far West LHD, six are from Central Coast LHD, five are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, three are from Hunter New England LHD, three people are part of the Justice Health Forensic Mental Health Network and 13 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 sewage treatment plants in Trangie in western NSW and Byron Bay, which serve about 1,200 about 9,000 people respectively.

These detections are a concern as there are no known cases in these areas. Everyone in these areas 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.