28 July 2021

NSW recorded 177 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of these locally acquired cases, 74 are linked to a known case or cluster – 60 are household contacts and 14 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 103 cases is under investigation.

Forty-seven cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 22 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Forty-six cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 62 cases remains under investigation.

No 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 8,105.

There have been 2,574 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in the Bondi cluster was reported.

Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of a COVID-19-related death, a woman in her 90s, who died yesterday at Liverpool Hospital. NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to her family and friends.

This is the 11th COVID-19 related death during the current outbreak.

There are currently 165 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 56 people in intensive care, 22 of whom require ventilation.

There were 94,532 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 84,486.

NSW Health administered 25,375 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 7,686 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 3,575,052 with 1,395,881 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 2,179,171 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Monday 26 July 2021.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 8,105
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 67
Total tests carried out 8,780,736
Total vaccinations administered in NSW3,575,052

Of the 177 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 90 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 46 are from Western Sydney LHD, 20 are from Sydney LHD, 15 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, three are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, two are from Northern Sydney LHD, and one is from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD.

Stay-at-home orders that were in place in the Orange City Council, Blayney Shire Council, and Cabonne Shire Council areas were lifted, as scheduled, at 12.01am Wednesday 28 July.

There has been no further transmission of COVID-19 detected in these three local government areas since the case notified on 20 July.

Orange City Council, Blayney Shire Council, and Cabonne Shire Council will revert to the same restrictions as the rest of regional NSW from today (Wednesday).

NSW Health thanks people in these local communities for their co-operation and patience during the stay-at-home restrictions for the past week.

As the outbreak continues across Sydney, it is vital people in Greater Sydney and throughout NSW continue to come forward for testing at the first sign of even mild symptoms.

NSW Health continues to urge everyone throughout NSW, to get tested immediately if they have even the mildest of symptoms and isolate until they receive a negative result. 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 infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas 0133,345
Interstate 0091
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 746283,525
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster01455
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 103408689
Under initial investigation000

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 26 July 2021 to 8pm 27 July 2021
**from 8pm 21 July 2021 to 8pm 27 July 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

NSW Health - first dosesDoses past 24 hours*All doses
NSW Health – first doses14,133882,423
NSW Health – second doses11,242513,458

*notified from 8pm 26 July 2021 to 8pm 27 July 2021

Video of today’s press conference will be uploaded to our website.