NSW recorded 496 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Two new cases were acquired overseas, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 69,016.
Sadly NSW Health is reporting eight deaths: six men and two women.
One person was in their 40s, one in their 50s, three in their 60s, one in their 70s, one in their 80s, and one in their 90s.
Four people were from western Sydney, two from south western Sydney, one from Sydney’s north shore, and one from Sydney’s inner west.
A woman in her 90s from south western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital. She had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions. She was a resident of the Allity Beechwood Aged Care Facility in Revesby, where she acquired her infection. It is the sixth death linked to an outbreak at this facility.
NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.
There have been 439 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 495 in total since the start of the pandemic.
There have been 63,338 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.
There are currently 769 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 153 people in intensive care, 71 of whom require ventilation.
There were 83,498 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 86,155.
NSW Health administered 19,706 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 11,016,287, with 3,774,740 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 7,241,547 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Saturday 9 October 2021.
To 11.59pm on Saturday 9 October across NSW, 90.3 per cent of the over-16 population had received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 73.5 per cent were fully vaccinated.
Of the 496 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 113 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 82 are from Hunter New England LHD, 94 are from Western Sydney LHD, 38 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 36 are from Sydney LHD, 42 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 23 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 21 are from Central Coast LHD, six are from Southern NSW LHD, 13 are from Western NSW LHD, 13 are from Northern Sydney LHD, five are from Mid North Coast LHD, four are from Northern NSW LHD, four are from Far West LHD, one is in a correctional setting and one is from Murrumbidgee LHD.
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.
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review. *notified from 8pm 9 October 2021 to 8pm 10 October 2021
**from 8pm 4 October 2021 to 8pm 10 October 2021
*notified from 8pm 8 October 2021 to 8pm 9 October 2021
*to 11.59pm 9 October 2021
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