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Summary for the week ending 4 September 2021

  • There were 9,124 locally acquired cases reported in the week ending 4 September 2021. Of these:
    • 1,836 (20%) cases were residents of Canterbury-Bankstown LGA
    • 1,697 (19%) cases were residents of Cumberland LGA
    • 998 (11%) cases were residents of Blacktown LGA
    • 2,872 (31%) cases were residents of other 9 LGAs of concern
    • 1,721 (19%) cases were residents across 54 other LGAs
  • There were 12 cases reported in overseas returned travellers in the last week (down 29%).
  • There were 38 deaths in people diagnosed with COVID-19 reported this week.
  • In the four weeks ending 4 September 2021, 100% (2,726/2,726) of the locally acquired cases sequenced were the delta variant of concern.
  • Since March 2021, 842 (3.0%) locally acquired cases have reported being fully vaccinated.
  • Testing rates decreased compared to the previous week (down 3%), 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 4 September, 232 sewage samples were tested for fragments of SARS-CoV-2. Of these, there were 87 detections. The sewage treatment plants at Alstonville, Wardell, Coraki, Evans Head, Googong, Warren, Wauchope, Kyogle, Woodenbong, Mungindi, Cootamundra, Junee, Leeton, West Wyalong, Young, Googong and Tumut were added as new sites. Detections from Bega, Brookyln, Blayney, Bonny Hills, Bomaderry, Byron Bay, Cooma, Dunbogan, Tamworth, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Jindabyne, Merimbula, Molong, Port Macquarie, Temora, Thredbo, Warren, Wauchope and West Kempsey, occurred with no known or recent cases in the catchment. Subsequently cases were identified in Bomaderry.

Updated COVID-19 data is available from the NSW Health COVID-19 statistics page. This information has also been shared directly with LHD CEs.

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Current as at: Friday 17 September 2021
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