Covid update September 10th 2021

ABC NEWS reports: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced the state's daily 11:00am COVID-19 press conference will end from Monday, as the state recorded 1,542 new infections and nine deaths.

The number of new cases is a new record for any Australian jurisdiction.

Instead of the daily briefing, NSW Health will publish daily videos outlining the latest information.

Ms Berejiklian said she and the Health Minister would address the public "intermittently" on a needs basis.

"I will turn up when I need to but to expect the leader of the government indefinitely to do this every day means that I am not doing my job properly," she said.

The Premier said she "didn't know how this would be received" and urged people not to drop their guard. NSW recorded 1,542 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

No new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and 34 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 40,427.

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

A man in his 60s from western Sydney died at home.

A man in his 70s from south-eastern Sydney died at Prince of Wales Hospital.

A woman in her 40s from south-western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

A man in his 70s from Sydney’s southern suburbs died at home.

A woman in her 50s from the Central Coast died at Gosford Hospital.

A man in his 60s from western Sydney died at Royal North Shore Hospital.

A woman in her 80s from western Sydney died at Ryde Hospital.

A man in his 30s from Nepean Blue Mountains died at Nepean Hospital.

A man in his 50s from south-western Sydney died in Liverpool Hospital.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 162 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 218 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 34,804 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 1,156 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 207 people in intensive care, 89 of whom require ventilation.

There were 133,226 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 156,481.

NSW Health administered 31,835 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 7,784 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,902,269 with 2,948,884 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 4,953,385 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 September 2021.

Of the 1,542 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 506 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 402 are from Western Sydney LHD, 199 are from Sydney LHD, 134 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 88 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 38 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 30 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 28 are from Western NSW LHD, 26 are from Central Coast LHD, 13 are from Hunter New England LHD, five are from Far West LHD, three are from Southern NSW LHD, 49 are in correctional settings and 21 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

From Monday 13 September, people across NSW who have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed more freedoms.

For those who live outside the LGAs of concern, up to 5 fully vaccinated adults can engage in outdoor recreation in a person’s LGA or within 5km of home. Children under 12 will not be counted in this total.

For those who live in the LGAs of concern, a household with all adults vaccinated will be able to engage in outdoor recreation (including picnics) for up to 2 hours within the existing rules (outside of curfew hours and within 5km of home). This is in addition to the ability to engage in outdoor exercise.

People who live alone can gather with one other adult to participate in outdoor recreation within the same existing rules.

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.

There are close to 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.