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Summary for the week ending 25 September 2021

  • There were 7,127 locally acquired cases reported in the week ending 25 September 2021. The ten LGAs with the highest number of cases were: o Canterbury-Bankstown LGA with 956 (13%) cases
    • Blacktown LGA with 704 (10%) cases
    • Liverpool LGA with 617 (9%) cases
    • Cumberland LGA with 594 (8%) cases
    • Fairfield LGA with 397 (6%) cases
    • Wollongong LGA with 334 (5%) cases
    • Sydney LGA with 334 (5%) cases
    • Penrith LGA with 329 (5%) cases
    • Campbelltown LGA with 281 (4%) cases
    • Central Coast LGA with 212 (3%) cases
    • 2,309 (32%) cases were residents across 62 other LGAs
  • There were 7 cases reported in overseas returned travellers in the last week (down 59%).
  • There were 53 deaths in people diagnosed with COVID reported this week.
  • In the past week 8.4% of locally acquired cases were fully vaccinated. This compares with around 46.2% of the NSW population aged 16 and over who had been fully vaccinated (that is, had completed their recommended vaccine schedule more than 2 weeks before 11 September.
  • Testing rates decreased compared to the previous week (down 10%), with continued high testing rates in the Nepean Blue Mountains, South Eastern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Sydney, and Western Sydney LHDs.
  • In the week ending 25 September, 234 sewage samples were tested for fragments of SARS-CoV-2. Of these, there were 92 detections. Detections occurring with no known or recent cases in the catchment occurred in Dareton, Grafton composite, North Grafton, South Grafton, Eden, Balranald, Oberon, Dungog, Karuah, South Lismore, Lightning Ridge, Jindabyne and Crookwell and Ballina. Subsequently cases were identified in South Lismore. Note that cases may be identified in these catchments after 25 September.

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Current as at: Friday 8 October 2021
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