07 November 2021

NSW recorded 244 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

No new cases were acquired overseas and seven cases have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 76,628.

Sadly, NSW Health is reporting the death of a man in his 60s from Albury who died at Box Hill Hospital in Victoria. He was not vaccinated.

NSW Health expresses its sincere condolences to his loved ones.

NSW has recorded 537 COVID-19 related deaths since 16 June 2021 and 593 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There are currently 269 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 52 people in intensive care, 24 of whom require ventilation.

There were 70,276 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 72,350.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 76,628
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 593
Total tests carried out20,276,868
Total vaccinations administered in NSW12,529,614

To 11:59pm on Friday 5 November 2021 across NSW, 93.9 per cent of people aged 16 and over had received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 89.7 per cent were fully vaccinated.

In the 12-15 year old age group, 80.1 per cent have had their first dose, and 68.6 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 12,529,614 with 4,092,292 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 8,437,322  administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11:59pm on Friday 5 November 2021.

Of the 244 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 77 are from Hunter New England Local Health District (LHD), 37 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 22 are from South Eastern Sydney, 20 are from Mid North Coast LHD, 17 are from Murrumbidgee LHD, 15 are from Sydney LHD, 13 are from Western Sydney LHD, nine are from Western NSW LHD, nine are from Northern NSW LHD, eight are from Northern Sydney LHD, four are from Central Coast LHD, three are from Southern NSW LHD, two are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, one is from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, one is in a correctional setting and six are unassigned to a LHD.

NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in sewage samples collected from Bermagui, Moruya, Young in southern NSW and Gulargambone and Cobar in western NSW, where there are no recent known cases.

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 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, practising 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
Overseas 0  3   3,490
Interstate0 2      120
Locally acquired  244 1,516 73,018
Total 244 1,521 76,628

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 5 November 2021 to 8pm 6 November 2021
 **from 8pm 31 October 2021 to 8pm 6 November 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW HealthDoses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses 5372,200,728
NSW Health – second doses 2,6731,873,041
NSW Health – third doses 1,05218,523
Total 4,262 4,092,292

*notified from 8pm 5 November 2021 to 8pm 6 November 2021

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rate Total* (ages 16 and over) Total* (ages 12-15)
All providers – first doses 93.9%80.1%
All providers – fully vaccinated 89.7%68.6%

*to 11.59pm 5 November 2021

Video of today’s update