04 September 2021

NSW recorded 1,533 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

One new case was acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 32,134.

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

A man in his 60s from western Sydney died at home.

A woman in her 80s from south west Sydney died at Fairfield Hospital.

A man in his 50s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

A man in his 70s from south west Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 123 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 179 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 26,517 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 1,041 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 173 people in intensive care, 62 of whom require ventilation.

There were 131,174 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 154,654.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 32,134
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 179
Total tests carried out 13,781,014
Total vaccinations administered in NSW 7,352,370

NSW Health administered 49,779 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 10,501 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park and 10,616 at the vaccination centre at Qudos Bank Arena.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,352,370 with 2,750,897 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 4,601,473 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Thursday 2 September 2021.

Of the 1,533 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 512 are from Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 494 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 150 are from Sydney LHD, 122 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 90 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 38 are from Western NSW LHD, 36 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 17 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 15 are from Central Coast LHD, 15 are from Hunter New England LHD, 13 are in correctional settings, nine are from Far West LHD, and 22 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has recently detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at sewage treatment plants across NSW. Fragments were detected in Tamworth, Glen Innes and Port Stephens in Hunter New England LHD, Cooma in Southern NSW LHD, and Kempsey in Mid North Coast LHD.

Everyone in these areas 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 475 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 Cases past 24 hours* Cases past 7 days** All cases
Locally acquired1,5338,68628,611

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

*notified from 8pm 2 September 2021 to 8pm 3 September 2021
**from 8pm 28 August 2021 to 8pm 3 September 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSW Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses32,9011,808,738
NSW Health – second doses 16,878942,159
Total 49,779 2,750,897

*notified from 8pm 2 September 2021 to 8pm 3 September 2021

Video of today's press conference will be uploaded to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - press conferences and video updates.