03 November 2021

NSW recorded 190 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

No new cases were acquired overseas and one new case was acquired interstate. Three cases have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 75,577.

Sadly, NSW Health is reporting the deaths of four people – two women and two men.

One person was in their 50s, one person was in their 60s, one person was in their 70s, and one person was in their 80s.

Two people were from western Sydney, one person was from south western Sydney, and one person was from Queanbeyan.

Three people were not vaccinated and one person, a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions, had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

NSW Health expresses its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There have been 526 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 582 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 69,882 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 309 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 68 people in intensive care, 32 of whom require ventilation.

There were 114,303 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 58,988.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 75,577
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 582
Total tests carried out19,959,000
Total vaccinations administered in NSW12,381,611

To 11:59pm on Monday 1 November 2021 across NSW, 93.6 per cent of people aged 16 and over had received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 88.3 per cent were fully vaccinated.

In the 12-15 year old age group, 79.5 per cent have had their first dose, and 63.7 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 12,381,611, with with 4,066,528 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 8,315,083 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11:59pm on Monday 1st November 2021.

Of the 190 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 36 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 35 are from Hunter New England LHD, 18 are from Western Sydney LHD, 15 are from Murrumbidgee LHD, 14 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 14 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 13 are from Western NSW LHD, 12 are from Sydney LHD, 10 are from Southern NSW LHD, eight are from Mid North Coast LHD, three are from Central Coast LHD, three are from Far West LHD, three are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, three are from Northern Sydney LHD, one is from Northern NSW LHD and two cases are unassigned to an LHD.

NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in a sewage sample collected from Barraba, where there is no known cases.

Everyone in this area 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 haven’t received a COVID-19 vaccination yet, please don’t delay. Even if you have had COVID-19 and recovered, you should get vaccinated.

In this phase of the pandemic, the onus is on every one of us to keep each other safe, especially our most vulnerable.

This also means wearing a mask where required, practicing physical distancing, particularly in indoor settings, maintaining hand hygiene, and always checking in using the Service NSW app.

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.

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 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
Overseas0 2 3,487
Interstate1 2 114
Locally acquired190 1,417 71,976
Total 191 1,421 75,577

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 1 November 2021 to 8pm 2 November 2021
**from 8pm 27 October 2021 to 8pm 2 November 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW HealthDoses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses 619 2,197,978
NSW Health – second doses 3,993 1,860,742
NSW Health – third doses 3,537 7,808
Total 8,149 4,066,528

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

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rate Total* (ages 16 and over) Total* (ages 12-15)
All providers – first doses 93.6%79.5%
All providers – fully vaccinated 88.3%63.7%

*to 11.59pm 1 November 2021

Video of today’s update