10 October 2021

NSW recorded 477 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

One new case was acquired overseas and one was acquired interstate in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 68,523.

Sadly, NSW Health is reporting the deaths of six men who had COVID-19. Two were in their 50s, one in their 60s, and three in their 70s.

One was from western Sydney, one from south eastern Sydney, two from south western Sydney, and two from southern New South Wales.

Five were not vaccinated, and one had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

A man in his 70s died at St George Hospital, where he acquired his infection. It is the third death linked to an outbreak at the hospital.

A man in his 50s from southern New South Wales died at home.

A man in his 50s from southern New South Wales died at Canberra Hospital.

A man in his 70s died at Nepean Hospital, where he acquired his infection. It is the eighth death linked to an outbreak at the hospital.

NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There have been 431 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 487 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 62,847 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 794 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 159 people in intensive care, 76 of whom require ventilation.

There were 86,155 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 79,894.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)68,523
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)487
Total tests carried out18,060,080
Total vaccinations administered in NSW10,941,416

NSW Health administered 22,296 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 10,941,416, with 3,755,034 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 7,186,382 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Friday 8 October 2021.

To 11:59pm on Friday 8 October across NSW, 90.1 per cent of the over-16 population had received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 72.8 per cent were fully vaccinated.

Of the 477 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 106 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 56 are from Hunter New England LHD, 77 are from Western Sydney LHD, 58 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 32 are from Sydney LHD, 40 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 20 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 25 are from Central Coast LHD, 11 are from Southern NSW LHD, 17 are from Western NSW LHD, 20 are from Northern Sydney LHD, five are from Northern NSW LHD, one is from Far West LHD, three are in correctional settings, one is from Murrumbidgee LHD, and five 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 collected from Uralla in the Hunter New England region

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 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 acquired4774,00064,941

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 8 October 2021 to 8pm 9 October 2021
**from 8pm 3 October 2021 to 8pm 9 October 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSWDoses past 24 hours*All doses
NSW Health – first doses1,1062,160,734
NSW Health – second doses21,1901,594,300

*notified from 8pm 8 October 2021 to 8pm 9 October 2021

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rateTotal*
All providers – first doses90.1%
All providers – fully vaccinated72.8%

*to 11:59pm 8 October 2021

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