Covid Update : September 2nd 2021

NSW recorded 1,288 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 eight previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 29,202.

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

A man in his 80s from south-western Sydney died at Campbelltown Hospital.

A woman in her 80s from south-western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

A man in his 70s from south-western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital. He acquired his infection at the hospital and is the 12th death linked to this outbreak.

A man in his 80s from Sydney’s north died at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital. He acquired his infection at the hospital.

A man in his 50s from south-western Sydney died at Royal North Shore Hospital.

A man in his 80s from south-western Sydney died at St George Hospital.

A woman in her 70s from south-western Sydney died in Campbelltown Hospital.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 107 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 163 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 23,586 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 957 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 160 people in intensive care, 64 of whom require ventilation.

There were 127,428 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 173,913.

NSW Health administered 45,665 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 10,124 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park and 9,518 at the vaccination centre at Qudos Bank Arena.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,101,918, with 2,656,870 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 4,445,048 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021.

Of the 1,288 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 445 are from Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 387 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 149 are from Sydney LHD, 101 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 82 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 31 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 23 are from Western NSW LHD, 22 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, seven are from Central Coast LHD, five are from Far West LHD, four are from Hunter New England LHD, 11 are in a correctional centre and 21 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 Bega and Cooma in Southern NSW LHD and Bomaderry in Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD.

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.

From 5am tomorrow (Friday) morning, exercise will no longer be limited to one hour in the local government areas of concern. The curfew will still apply, but exercise is unlimited outside of those hours.

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.


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