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NSW records 1281 COVID-19 cases, five deaths

NSW has recorded 1281 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Five deaths have also been recorded including:

  • A man in his 90s from south east Sydney died at St George Hospital. He was a resident of St George Aged Care Facility in Bexley and acquired his infection there.
  • A woman in her 80s from northern Sydney died at Ryde Hospital.
  • A woman in her 50s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.
  • A woman in her 80s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.
  • A man in his 60s from Southern Highlands died at home.

There have been 131 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since the current outbreak started on June 16 and 187 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 29,253 locally acquired cases reported since June 16.

There are currently 1071 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 177 people in intensive care, 67 of whom require ventilation.

NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said those in hospital spanned all age groups.

"It is critical that we understand that COVID presents risk across all age groups, so please get vaccinated," she said.

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Of the 1281 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night they spanned a wide range of local health districts (LHD) as follows:

  • 483 are from South Western Sydney LHD,
  • 348 are from Western Sydney LHD,
  • 137 are from Sydney LHD,
  • 118 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD,
  • 67 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD,
  • 44 are from Western NSW LHD,
  • 22 are from Northern Sydney LHD,
  • 21 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD,
  • eight are from Central Coast LHD,
  • seven are from Far West LHD,
  • five are from Hunter New England LHD,
  • five are from Southern NSW LHD,
  • seven are in correctional settings, and
  • nine cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

NSW Health's sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus in Byron Bay, where there is no known cases.

"In terms of suburbs of concern, Greenacre, Georges Hall, Auburn, Dubbo, Bass Hill, Guildford, Merrylands, Punchbowl, Blacktown and Yagoona. I am also calling out the Central Coast, and some areas in Wollongong are also seeing cases," Dr Chant said.

"It is important that no-one in the community is complacent. Case numbers outside the LGA is of concern are also increasing, so everyone needs to get tested if they have the most minimal of symptoms."

There was one overseas acquired case in the 24 hours to 8pm last night while 136,455 COVID-19 tests were reported, compared with the previous day's total of 115,495.

NSW Health administered 31,903 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 2538 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park and 10,347 at the vaccination centre at Qudos Bank Arena.

Insert: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Photos: File

Insert: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Photos: File

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,543,522, with 2,829,302 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 4,714,220 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Saturday, September 4.

This story NSW records 1281 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths first appeared on The Maitland Mercury.