Covid update - September 5th 2021

NSW recorded 1,485 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 15 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 33,603.

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

A woman in her 50s from western Sydney died at Blacktown Hospital.

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

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

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 126 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 182 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 27,984 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 1,030 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 175 people in intensive care, 72 of whom require ventilation.

There were 115,495 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 131,174.

NSW Health administered 46,502 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 9,855 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park and 11,378 at the vaccination centre at Qudos Bank Arena.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,473,546, with 2,797,399 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 4,676,147 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Friday 3 September 2021.

Of the 1,485 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 518 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 479 are from Western Sydney LHD, 174 are from Sydney LHD, 116 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 80 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 32 are from Western NSW LHD, 31 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 12 are from Hunter New England LHD, 11 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, seven are from Central Coast LHD, six are in correctional settings, four are from Far West LHD, and 15 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 Byron Bay overnight and recently at Tamworth and Glen Innes in Hunter New England LHD, Cooma in Southern NSW LHD, and West Kempsey in Mid North Coast LHD.

No recent cases have been detected in these locations so 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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