04 October 2021

NSW recorded 623 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. 

No new cases were acquired overseas, and 12 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 65,090.

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

One person was in their 40s, three people were in their 60s, one person was in their 70s and one person was in their 90s.

Three people were from south-western Sydney, two people were from western Sydney and one person was from the Nepean Blue Mountains area.

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

The person who had received two doses of a COVID-19 was a woman in her 90s who died at Hawkesbury Living Nursing Home. This is the fourth death linked to this outbreak.

A man in his 60s from south-western Sydney, who died at Campbelltown Hospital, acquired his infection at the hospital. This is the third death linked to this outbreak.

NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There have been 378 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 434 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 59,419 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.   

There are currently 959 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 193 people in intensive care, 97 of whom require ventilation.

There were 76,892 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 88,210


Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 65,090
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)434
Total tests carried out17,502,135
Total vaccinations administered in NSW10,392,994

NSW Health administered 13,045 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Across NSW, 88.4 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 67.1 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11.59pm on Saturday 2 October 2021.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 10,392,994, with 3,629,524 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 6,763,470 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Saturday 2 October 2021.

Of the 623 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 144 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 103 are from Western Sydney LHD, 77 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 59 are from Hunter New England LHD, 52 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 51 are from Sydney LHD, 32 are from Central Coast LHD, 25 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 23 are from Western NSW LHD, 21 are from Southern NSW LHD, 18 are from Northern Sydney LHD, four are from Northern NSW LHD, three are from Mid North Coast LHD, one is from Murrumbidgee LHD, one is from Far West LHD, three are in correctional settings, and six are yet to be assigned to an LHD. 

A stay-at-home order for Lismore Local Government Area (LGA) has been introduced from today until 11 October due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

This stay-at-home order also applies to anyone who has been in Lismore LGA since 28 September.

Everyone in this area must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason, which includes shopping for food, medical care, getting vaccinated, compassionate needs, exercise and work or tertiary education if you can't work or study at home.

NSW Health is also closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation in Cowra, Muswellbrook and Port Macquarie and will provide further advice in relation to these LGAs today.

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 acquired623

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 2 October 2021 to 8pm 3 October 2021 
**from 8pm 27 September 2021 to 8pm 3 October 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSW Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses1,493
NSW Health – second doses 11,552

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

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rate Total*
 All providers – first doses88.4%
All providers – fully vaccinated 67.1%

*to 11.59pm 2 October 2021