30 September 2021

NSW recorded 941 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

One new case was acquired overseas, one new case was acquired interstate and seven previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 62,164.

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

Three people were in their 70s, two people were in their 80s, and one person was in their 90s.

Two people were from south western Sydney, one person was from Sydney's inner west, one person was from western Sydney, one person was from south eastern Sydney, and one person was from north western Sydney.

Four people were not vaccinated and two people had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There have been 337 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 393 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 56,500 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 1,090 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 213 people in intensive care, 105 of whom require ventilation.

There were 120,993 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 120,281.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 62,164
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)393
Total tests carried out17,126,433
Total vaccinations administered in NSW9,988,739

NSW Health administered 26,504 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Across NSW, 86.7 per cent of the over-16 population has received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 62.9 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11.59pm on Tuesday 28 September 2021.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 9,988,739 with 3,544,341 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 6,444,398 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Tuesday 28 September 2021.

Of the 941 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 231 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 177 are from Western Sydney LHD, 93 are from South East Sydney LHD, 82 are from Hunter New England LHD, 82 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 63 are from Sydney LHD, 45 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 43 are from Western NSW LHD 42 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 36 are from Central Coast LHD, 26 are from Southern NSW LHD, three are from Far West LHD, three are from Northern NSW LHD, two are from Mid North Coast LHD, one is from Murrumbidgee LHD, and 12 are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in sewage samples from Tweed Banora Point, Gunnedah and South Grafton in northern NSW, Gulgong in western NSW, Dareton in far west, and Moruya and Thredbo in southern NSW.

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 infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Locally acquired9416,34958,594

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 28 September 2021 to 8pm 29 September 2021
**from 8pm 23 September 2021 to 8pm 29 September 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSW Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses7,0532,141,962
NSW Health – second doses 19,4511,402,379
Total 26,504 3,544,341

*notified from 8pm 28 September 2021 to 8pm 29 September 2021

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rate Total*
All providers – first doses86.7%
All providers – fully vaccinated 62.9%

*to 11.59pm 28 September 2021

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