27 August 2021

NSW recorded 882 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Three new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and ten previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 22,157.

Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of the deaths of two people who had COVID-19.

As announced yesterday, a man in his 60s from Sydney's Nepean Blue Mountains District died at Nepean Hospital, after acquiring his infection there earlier this month. His is the third death linked to an outbreak at the hospital.

A man in his 90s from western Sydney died at Concord Hospital, having acquired his infection at Canterbury Hospital. His is the fifth death linked to an outbreak at this hospital.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 81 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021. There have been 137 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 16,556 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 767 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 117 people in intensive care, 47 of whom require ventilation.

There were 118,120 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 151,272.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 22,157
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)137
Total tests carried out12,671,377
Total vaccinations administered in NSW6,415,464

NSW Health administered 51,955 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 11,919 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 6,415,464, with 2,355,972 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 4,059,492 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Wednesday 25 August 2021.

Of the 882 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 325 are from Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 265 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 82 are from Sydney LHD, 60 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 53 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD 40 are from Western NSW LHD, 17 are from Northern Sydney LHD, nine are from Far West LHD, five are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, two new cases for Hunter New England LHD and 24 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

Across the Western NSW Local Health District there have been 40 new cases of COVID-19 reported to 8pm last night. People in the affected areas throughout Western NSW need to be extremely vigilant and get tested at the first sign of symptoms.

NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has recently detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the sewage treatment plants in Tamworth, Merimbula, Picton and Nyngan.

The Tamworth sewage treatment plant serves approximately 45,000 people and the Merimbula sewage treatment plant serves 15,000 people.

The Picton sewage treatment plant serves approximately 14,600 people and the Nyngan sewage treatment plant serves 2,500 people.

These detections are a concern as there are no known cases in these areas.

Everyone in this area is urged to monitor for the onset of symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

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 460 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
Locally acquired8825,83118,651
Total 885 5,850 22,157

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 25 August 2021 to 8pm 26 August 2021
**from 8pm 20 August 2021 to 8pm 26 August 2021

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COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSW Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses40,1911,507,966
NSW Health – second doses 11,764848,006
Total 51,955 2,355,972

*notified from 8pm 25 August 2021 to 8pm 26 August 2021

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