03 October 2021

NSW recorded 667 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

One new case was acquired overseas, and 14 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 64,479.

Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of 10 people with COVID-19 – six women and four men.

Two people were in their 50s, four people were in their 60s, two people were in their 70s and two people were in their 80s.

Three people were from south western Sydney, three people were from western Sydney, one person was from south eastern Sydney, one person was from the Eastern Suburbs, one person was from the Wollongong area, and one person was from the Nepean Blue Mountains area.

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

The two people who had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine both acquired their infections in aged care facilities.

A man in his 80s from western Sydney who died at Auburn Hospital acquired his infection at Hardi Aged Care Facility in Guildford. This is the fifth death linked to this outbreak.

A woman in her 80s from western Sydney who died at Campbelltown Hospital acquired her infection at Northcourt Aged Care Facility in North Paramatta. This is the first death linked to this outbreak.

A woman in her 60s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital. Her infection is associated with Mount Druitt Hospital. This is the second death linked to this outbreak.

Two people died at home. A man in his 60s from the Wollongong area was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions. A woman in her 50s from the Eastern Suburbs had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. She tested positive to COVID-19 following her death.

NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There have been 372 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 428 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 58,811 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 981 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 195 people in intensive care, 93 of whom require ventilation.

There were 88,210 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 98,266.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 64,479
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)428
Total tests carried out17,425,243
Total vaccinations administered in NSW10,335,680

NSW Health administered 21,972 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Across NSW, 88.1 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 66.5 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11.59pm on Friday 1 October 2021.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 10,335,680 with 3,616,479 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 6,719,201 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Friday 1 October 2021.

Of the 667 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 154 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 109 are from Western Sydney LHD, 82 are from Hunter New England LHD, 64 are from South East Sydney LHD, 49 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 43 are from Central Coast LHD, 36 are from Sydney LHD, 34 are from Western NSW LHD, 27 are from Southern NSW LHD, 24 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 15 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, six are from Northern NSW LHD, four are from Far West LHD, two are from Mid North Coast LHD, nine are in correctional settings, and 9 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 – Kingscliff and Tweed Banora Point in Northern 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 acquired6675,76360,905

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 1 October 2021 to 8pm 2 October 2021 
**from 8pm 26 September 2021 to 8pm 2 October 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSW Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses2,6472,151,328
NSW Health – second doses 19,3251,465,151

*notified from 8pm 1 October 2021 to 8pm 2 October 2021

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rate Total*
 All providers – first doses88.1%
All providers – fully vaccinated 66.5%

*to 11.59pm 1 October 2021

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