09 December 2021

NSW recorded 420 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. There is now a total of 42 cases of COVID-19 with the Omicron variant in NSW.

To date, no Omicron cases have been admitted to hospital in NSW for treatment of COVID-19.

Three COVID-19 cases have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 84,195.

Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the death of a man in his 70s from Lake Macquarie who died at Gosford Hospital. He had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had significant underlying health conditions.

NSW Health expresses its sincere condolences to his loved ones.

There are currently 151 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 25 people in intensive care, eight of whom require ventilation.

There were 84,883 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 92,566.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 84,195
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)636
Total tests carried out22,472,084
Total vaccinations administered in NSW12,981,914
Across NSW, 94.7 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 93 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Of the people aged 12 to 15, 81.4 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 77.4 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 12,981,914 with 4,183,073 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 8,798,841 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Tuesday 7 December, 2021.

NSW Health is contacting staff and patrons who attended the venue below at the times listed after transmission has been identified.

Anyone who is not fully vaccinated is considered a close contact and anyone who is fully vaccinated is considered a casual contact.

Site Address Date and Time
Woody's Surf Shack Night Club The Plaza, 90-96 Johnson Street, Byron Bay

Tuesday 30 November,
Wednesday 1 December,
Thursday 2 December,
Friday 3 December
8.00pm – 3.30am each day

Omicron continues to spread internationally and has been identified in international arrivals to NSW from southern Africa as well as travellers from other countries.

These people have likely acquired their infections both in their countries of origin and on flights shared with infectious passengers seated several rows apart.

All travellers arriving in NSW who have been in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini and Malawi during the 14-day period before their arrival in NSW must enter hotel quarantine for 14 days, irrespective of their vaccination status.

Travellers from all other countries must isolate for 72 hours, avoid high risk settings until after day seven and have a PCR test in the first 24 hours and on day six after arrival. They are also strongly encouraged to get tested 12 days after arrival.

All recent international arrivals must be vigilant for symptoms and isolate and get tested immediately should symptoms develop.

Any passengers arriving from overseas aged 18 years and over who are not fully vaccinated must go directly into 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine.

Penalties for non-compliance with the isolation, testing and quarantine requirements have increased to $5,000 for individuals (from $1,000), and $10,000 for corporations (from $5,000).

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.

NSW Health encourages everyone who is eligible to book into a NSW Health vaccination clinic or another provider without delay through the COVID-19 vaccine clinic finder.

Of the 420 cases reported to 8pm last night, 91 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 81 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 72 are from Western Sydney LHD, 67 are from Sydney LHD, 24 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 15 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 13 are from Hunter New England LHD, 13 are from Mid North Coast LHD, 11 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 11 are from Northern NSW LHD, six are from Central Coast LHD, six are from Southern NSW LHD, four are from Western NSW LHD, three are from Murrumbidgee LHD and three are yet to be assigned to a LHD.

If you are directed to get tested for COVID‑19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the self-isolation rules.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms it is still important that you have a test and self-isolate until you receive a negative test result.

There are 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.

NSW Health also strongly encourages people to wear a mask in situations where you cannot physically distance, especially indoors.

There are more than 450 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.

COVID-19 vaccination update

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rateTotal* (ages 16 and over)Total** (ages 12 – 15)
All providers – first doses94.7%81.4%
All providers – fully vaccinated 93%77.4%
* to 11.59pm 7 December 2021
COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW HealthDoses past 24 hours*All doses
NSW Health – first doses1282,197,278
NSW Health – second doses 3981,924,164
NSW Health – third doses2.30361,631
* notified from 8pm 7 December 2021 to 8pm 8 December 2021

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