22 June 2021

NSW recorded five locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, two of which were announced yesterday morning.

NSW Health has also been notified of seven new locally acquired cases overnight. These cases will be included in tomorrow's numbers.

No new overseas-acquired cases were recorded in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,465.

There were 28,645 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 25,252.

NSW Health thanks the community for coming forward to get tested for COVID-19, with a very good response yesterday. High testing numbers are vital in detecting cases of COVID-19 in order to prevent further transmission. 

Anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms is urged to get tested without delay and isolate until a negative result is received. People in Sydney's eastern suburbs and the Wollongong area are asked to be especially vigilant for the onset of symptoms.

NSW Health administered a record 18,045 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 6,694 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 1,917,183, with 694,125 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,223,058 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Sunday 20 June.

CasesCount
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)5,465
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56
Total tests carried out6,482,478
Total vaccinations administered in NSW1,917,183

There are now 21 cases linked to the Bondi cluster. Of the 5 locally reported cases to 8pm last night:

Two were announced yesterday:

  • a woman in her 50s from Sydney's northern suburbs. She is a close contact of a previously reported case and has been in isolation.
  • a man in his 30s from Sydney's eastern suburbs. He is a close contact of a previously reported case and has been in isolation.

Three further cases were reported to 8pm last night:

  • a woman in her 60s from the Illawarra. She is a close contact of a previously reported case and has been in isolation.
  • a woman in her 40s from Sydney's northern suburbs. She is a close contact of a previously reported case and has been in isolation.
  • a woman in her 20s from the eastern suburbs. She is linked to the Bondi cluster. Further investigations are underway.

NSW Health can also advise there have been seven locally acquired cases notified overnight since 8pm. Six of these are household contacts of previous cases who have been in isolation. One case is a child who attends primary school in the eastern suburbs. These seven cases will be included in Wednesday's numbers.

NSW Health is asking anyone who was in Westfield Bondi Junction (including the car park) at any time between 12 June and 18 June to get tested for COVID-19. Only people with symptoms and those who have been to specific exposure venues at the listed times need to test and isolate. Anyone who does not have symptoms and has not been to specific exposure venues at the listed times should get tested but does not need to isolate. However, these people are strongly urged to avoid gatherings and minimise their movements, such as not attending the cinemas or trips to the ski fields until they return a negative test. If you can work from home, please do so.

This broader surveillance testing will help NSW Health to determine the extent of potential transmission at Westfield Bondi Junction. Detecting any cases early is critical to prevent ongoing transmission.

Venues of concern are being identified as case investigations continue, and the list of venues is continuing to be updated. Please check the NSW Health website regularly and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern.

Masks are now mandatory on public transport in Greater Sydney and the Blue Mountains, and the Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas.

In addition, masks are now mandatory in all public indoor venues in the City of Sydney, Waverley, Randwick, Canada Bay, Inner West, Bayside, and Woollahra local government areas. These venues include retail, theatres, aged care facilities and masks are also mandatory for front-of-house hospitality staff.

NSW Health continues to remind people to avoid non-essential visits to aged care and disability facilities, but if visiting, wear a mask and limit visits to two people per day.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.

NSW Health is treating 46 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care. Most cases (93 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas0143,265
Interstate0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster5131,657
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00451
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing022
Under initial investigation000
Total5295,465

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.

*notified from 8pm 20 June 2021 to 8pm 20 June 2021
**from 8pm 15 June 2021 to 8pm 21 June 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSWDoses past 24 hours*All doses
NSW Health – first doses7,329450,659
NSW Health – second doses10,716243,466
Total18,045694,125

* notified from 8pm 20 June 2021 to 8pm 21 June 2021

Note: NSW Health’s vaccination clinics generally operate Monday to Friday. Therefore, there may be limited or no vaccines administered on weekend days and public holidays due to planned closures.

Current as at: Tuesday 22 June 2021