07 September 2021

NSW recorded 1,220 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Two new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and 17 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 36,078.

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

The death of a woman in her 70s from western NSW at Dubbo Hospital was announced yesterday.

A man in his 90s from south east Sydney died at St George Hospital.

A man in his 50s from Nepean Blue Mountains died at Nepean Hospital.

A man in his 90s from south western Sydney died at Campbelltown Hospital. He was a resident of Advantage Aged Care Facility at Prestons Lodge and acquired his infection there. 

A woman in her 70s from western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital.

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

A man in his 80s from Western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

A man in his 60s from Nepean Blue Mountains died at home.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 139 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 195 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 30,456 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 1151 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 192 people in intensive care, 75 of whom require ventilation.

There were 100,745 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 136,455.  

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 36,078
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 196
Total tests carried out 14,133,709
Total vaccinations administered in NSW

NSW Health administered 28,812 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 8,031 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,587,842, with 2,858,114 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 4,729,728 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Sunday 5 September 2021.

Of the 1,220 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 422 are from Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 392 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 128 are from Sydney LHD, 89 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 74 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 27 are from Western NSW LHD, 22 are from Central Coast LHD, 20 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 14 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, seven are from Hunter New England LHD, seven are in correctional settings, four are from Far West LHD, two are from Southern NSW LHD and 12 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 the sewage treatment plant in Brooklyn, which serves around 1,200 people.

No recent cases have been detected in this location, so everyone 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 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 2 9 3,432
Interstate 0 1 96
Locally acquired 1,220 9,204 32,550
Total1,222 9,214 36,078

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review. *notified from 8pm 5 September 2021 to 8pm 6 September 2021  **from 8pm 31 August 2021 to 8pm 6 September 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSWDoses past 24 hours*All doses
NSW Health – first doses14,884 1,880,109
NSW Health – second doses 13,928 978,005
Total28,812 2,858,114

*notified from 8pm 5 September 2021 to 8pm 6 September 2021

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