Covid update - September 4th 2021

NSW recorded 1,533 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

One new case was acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 32,134.

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

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

A woman in her 80s from south west Sydney died at Fairfield Hospital.

A man in his 50s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

A man in his 70s from south west Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 123 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 179 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 26,517 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 1,041 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 173 people in intensive care, 62 of whom require ventilation.

There were 131,174 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 154,654. NSW Health administered 49,779 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 10,501 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park and 10,616 at the vaccination centre at Qudos Bank Arena.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,352,370 with 2,750,897 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 4,601,473 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Thursday 2 September 2021.

Of the 1,533 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 512 are from Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 494 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 150 are from Sydney LHD, 122 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 90 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 38 are from Western NSW LHD, 36 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 17 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 15 are from Central Coast LHD, 15 are from Hunter New England LHD, 13 are in correctional settings, nine are from Far West LHD, and 22 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 Tamworth, Glen Innes and Port Stephens in Hunter New England LHD, Cooma in Southern NSW LHD, and Kempsey in Mid North Coast LHD.

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.


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