31 July 2021

​NSW recorded 210 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of these locally acquired cases, 88 are linked to a known case or cluster – 74 are household contacts and 14 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 122 cases is under investigation.

Fifty-eight cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 11 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Twenty-one cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 120 cases remains under investigation.

Two new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is now 8,725.

There have been 3,190 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in the Bondi cluster was reported.

There are currently 203 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 53 people in intensive care, 27 of whom require ventilation.

There were 105,963 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 95,446.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 8,725
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)69
Total tests carried out9,093,107
Total vaccinations administered in NSW3,816,432

NSW Health administered 26,872 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 8,438 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 3,816,432, with 1,473,867 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 2,342,565 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Thursday 29 July 2021.

Of the 210 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 81 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 72 are from Western Sydney LHD, 38 are from Sydney LHD, 11 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, four are from Northern Sydney LHD, two are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, one in Central Coast LHD and one whose address is in Western NSW but resides in Sydney.

NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the sewage system at South Windsor, where there are no known cases.

South Windsor sewage treatment plant serves about 19,000 people in Windsor Downs, Bligh Park, Clarendon and South Windsor. Everyone in these suburbs is asked to be particularly vigilant for the onset of symptoms that could signal COVID-19, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

NSW Health continues to urge everyone throughout NSW, to get tested immediately if they have even the mildest of symptoms. High rates of testing are critical to detecting transmission and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the community.

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.

There are more than 410 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.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infection
past 24 hours*
Cases past 7 days**
All cases
Overseas2 14
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster  88
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster04
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing  116
Under initial investigation000
Total212 1,233 8,725

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 29 July 2021 to 8pm 30 July 2021 
**from 8pm 24 July 2021 to 8pm 30 July 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSW Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses14,116
NSW Health – second doses 12,756
Total 26,872 1,473,867

*notified from 8pm 29 July 2021 to 8pm 30 July 2021 

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