27 September 2021

NSW recorded 787 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

One new case was acquired overseas, and 10 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 59,520.

Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of 12 people with COVID-19 – six men and six women.

Four people were in their 60s, two people were in their 70s, four people were in their 80s, and two people were in their 90s.

Six people were not vaccinated, five people had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and one person had received two doses.

One person was from Sydney's inner west, one person was from Sydney's eastern suburbs, one person was from Wollongong, two people were from south-eastern Sydney, two people were from western Sydney, and five people were from south-western Sydney.

NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There have been 309 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 365 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 53,865 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 1,155 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 214 people in intensive care, 115 of whom require ventilation.

There were 93,577 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 106,451.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 59,520
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 365
Total tests carried out 16,752,880
Total vaccinations administered in NSW 9,693,999

NSW Health administered 19,184 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Across NSW, 85.5 per cent of the over-16 population has received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 60.1 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11.59pm on Saturday 25 September 2021.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 9,693,999, with 3,465,893 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 6,228,106 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Saturday 25 September 2021.

Of the 787 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 239 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 158 are from Western Sydney LHD, 74 are from Sydney LHD, 73 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 63 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 46 are from Hunter New England LHD, 43 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 29 are from Central Coast LHD, 24 are from Western NSW LHD, 16 are from Northern Sydney LHD, nine are from Southern NSW LHD, four are from Far West LHD, four are in correctional settings, one is from Mid North Coast LHD, and four 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 in sewage samples from Grafton North and South, and Wardell on the north coast, and Dareton in the far west.

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 500 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 infection Cases past 24 hours* Cases past 7 days** All cases
Locally acquired7876,89855,959
Total 788 6,906 59,520

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

*notified from 8pm 25 September 2021 to 8pm 26 September 2021
**from 8pm 20 September 2021 to 8pm 26 September 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSW Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses4,9482,120,656
NSW Health – second doses 14,2361,345,237
Total 19,184 3,465,893

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

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rate Total*
All providers – first doses85.5%
All providers – fully vaccinated 60.1%

*to 11.59pm 25 September 2021

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