NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE – 12 October 2021

NSW recorded 360 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

No new cases were acquired overseas, 13 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 69,363.

Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of five people with COVID-19 – four men and one woman.

One person was in their 40s, one person was in their 50s, and three people were in their 80s.

Three people were from the Nepean Blue Mountains area, one was from western Sydney, and one was from south eastern Sydney.

Three people were not vaccinated and two had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

A man in his 80s who died at Campbelltown Hospital was a resident of the Hawkesbury Living Aged Care Facility in Richmond, where he acquired his infection. He had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions.

A woman in her 80s died at the Hawkesbury Living Aged Care Facility in Richmond, where she acquired her infection. She had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions. There are now seven deaths linked to an outbreak at this aged care facility.

NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There have been 444 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 500 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 63,686 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

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There are currently 766 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 155 people in intensive care, 74 of whom require ventilation.

There were 88,988 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 83,498.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 69,363
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 500
Total tests carried out 18,232,566
Total vaccinations administered in NSW 11,062,995

NSW Health administered 21,910 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Across NSW, 90.4 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 74 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11.59pm on Sunday 10 October 2021.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 11,062,995 with 3,796,650 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 7,266,345 administered by the GP network and other providers.

Of the 360 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 93 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 53 are from Western Sydney LHD, 47 are from Hunter New England LHD, 38 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 26 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 26 are from Sydney LHD, 22 are from Central Coast LHD, 13 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 10 are from Southern NSW LHD, 11 are from Western NSW LHD, 8 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 4 are from Northern NSW LHD, 1 is from Far West LHD, 1 is from Mid North Coast LHD, 1 is from Murrumbidgee LHD, 3 are in a correctional settings, and 3 are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

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An exemption has been made to the public health order on October 11 for NSW residents who enter the ACT for work or medical care.

NSW residents who have been in the ACT for work, to receive medical care, or to accompany someone receiving treatment will now no longer have to complete a declaration or follow stay at home rules after they return to NSW.

Everyone else entering NSW after being in the ACT will need to complete a declaration and follow the stay at home rules.

NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in sewage samples collected from across NSW, including Brooklyn north of Sydney and Gerringong on the south coast.

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 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.

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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. 

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW:

Likely source of infection Cases
past 24 hours*
Cases past 7 days** All cases
Overseas 5 3,474
Interstate 1 109
Locally acquired 360 3,626 65,780
Total 360 3,632 69,363

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.

*notified from 8pm 10 October 2021 to 8pm 11 October 2021 

**from 8pm 5 October 2021 to 8pm 11 October 2021 

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW Health Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses 3,287 2,166,440
NSW Health – second doses 18,623 1,630,210
Total 21,910 3,796,650

*notified from 8pm 10 October 2021 to 8pm 11 October 2021  

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rate Total*
 All providers – first doses 90.4%
All providers – fully vaccinated 74%

*to 11.59pm 10 October 2021