NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

NSW recorded 646 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Two new cases were acquired overseas in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 67,480.

Sadly, NSW Health is reporting the deaths of eleven people who had COVID-19 – two women and nine men.

Two were in their 50s, one in their 60s, four in their 70s, and four in their 80s.

Five were from south-western Sydney, three were from western Sydney, one was from south-eastern Sydney, one was from Sydney’s inner city, and one was from Sydney’s lower north shore.

Seven people were not vaccinated, three had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and one had received two doses.

A man in his 80s was a resident at Allity Beechwood Aged Care Facility, where he acquired his infection. It is the fourth death linked to an outbreak at this facility.

NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There have been 414 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 470 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 61,808 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 856 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 170 people in intensive care, 75 of whom require ventilation.

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There were 103,388 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 112,186.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 67,480
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 470
Total tests carried out 17,894,031
Total vaccinations administered in NSW 10,707,149

NSW has reached the 70 per cent double-dose vaccination milestone. We thank everyone who has come forward to protect themselves, their loved ones and the wider community from COVID-19.

NSW Health administered 23,101 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 10,707,149, with 3,708,962 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 6,998,187 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Wednesday 6 October 2021.

To 11.59pm on Wednesday 6 October across NSW, 89.4 per cent of the over-16 population had received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 70.3 per cent were fully vaccinated.

Of the 646 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 136 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 119 are from Western Sydney LHD, 97 are from Hunter New England LHD, 52 are from Sydney LHD, 48 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 42 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 35 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 31 are from Central Coast LHD, 25 are from Southern NSW LHD, 20 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 16 are from Western NSW LHD, nine are from Northern NSW LHD, five are from Far West LHD, three are from Mid North Coast LHD, one is from Murrumbidgee LHD, and seven are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

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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 Wee Waa in the Hunter New England region and Quirindi and Brewarrina in western NSW.

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 2 5 3,471
Interstate 2 107
Locally acquired 646 4,466 63,902
Total 648 4.473 67,480

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

*notified from 8pm 6 October 2021 to 8pm 7 October 2021 

**from 8pm 1 October 2021 to 8pm 7 October 2021 

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSW Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses 528 2,157,880
NSW Health – second doses 22,573 1,551,082
Total 23,101 3,708,962

*notified from 8pm 6 October 2021 to 8pm 7 October 2021  

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rate Total*
 All providers – first doses 89.4%
All providers – fully vaccinated 70.3%

*to 11.59pm 6 October 2021