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Covid Update : September 1st 2021

NSW recorded 1,116 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 16 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 27,922.

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

A woman in her 80s from south western Sydney died at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

A woman in her 60s from western Sydney died at Concord Hospital.

A woman in her 50s from south western Sydney died at Liverpool hospital.

A woman in her 70s from south western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 100 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 156 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 22,308 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 917 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 150 people in intensive care, 66 of whom require ventilation.

There were 173,913 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 130,027.

NSW Health administered 47,704 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 8,678 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 6,977,454 with 2,611,205 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 4,366,249 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Monday 30 August 2021.

Of the 1,116 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 408 are from Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 372 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 132 are from Sydney LHD, 68 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 52 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 29 are from Western NSW LHD, 22 are from Northern Sydney LHD, eight are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, six are from Hunter New England LHD, three are from Far West LHD, two are from Central Coast LHD, four are in a correctional centre and 10 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 sewage treatment plants across NSW. Fragments were detected in Murrumbidgee LHD in Temora, Southern NSW LHD in Thredbo and Merimbula, Mid North Coast LHD in Port Macquarie, Dunbogan and Bonny Hills, Western NSW LHD in Warren and Molong, and Hunter New England LHD in Tamworth and Gunnedah.

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.


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