COVID-19 Update – New venues of concern in western Sydney as NSW records 210 new cases – Saturday, 31 July 2021

NSW recorded 210 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of these locally acquired cases, 88 are linked to a known case or cluster – 74 are household contacts and 14 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 122 cases is under investigation.

Fifty-eight cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 11 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Twenty-one cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 120 cases remains under investigation.

Two new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is now 8,725.

There have been 3,190 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in the Bondi cluster was reported.   

There are currently 203 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 53 people in intensive care, 27 of whom require ventilation.

There were 105,963 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 95,446.

Of the 210 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 81 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 72 are from Western Sydney LHD, 38 are from Sydney LHD, 11 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, four are from Northern Sydney LHD, two are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, one in Central Coast LHD and one whose address is in Western NSW but resides in Sydney.

Western Sydney venues of concern

NSW Health has been notified of a number of new venues and transport routes of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID‑19

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. Please get tested even if you have had a test in recent days. If your date of exposure at this venue occurred in the past four days, you must get another test on day five from the date of exposure. Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again:

BlacktownKmart28 Patrick StSaturday 24 July 5.40pm – 5.45pm
Baulkham HillsAldiCnr Old Northern Rd and Olive StWednesday 21 July 5.45pm – 3.10pm Thursday 22 July 6.49am – 10.25am
AuburnAzrum Market61 Rawson StreetSaturday 24 July 9.50am – 10am
LidcombePriceline PharmacyLidcombe Shopping Centre, 37/92 Parramatta RdSaturday 24 July 3.55pm – 4.05pm
LidcombeFamilymartShop 1-124b, 92 Parramatta RoadSaturday 24 July 5.10pm – 5.15pm
ParramattaCountry Growers, Parramatta Westfield159-175 Church StSaturday 24 July 6pm – 6.15pm
AuburnAuburn Central Shopping CentreHarrow Road and Queen StreetSunday 25 July 1.50pm – 3.25pm

Anyone who travelled on the following train routes at the listed times is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate and get tested if they develop:

T2 LineFrom Auburn Station To Edmonson Park StationThursday 22 July Departed 4.11pm Arrived 4.50pm
T2 LineFrom Auburn Station To Edmonson Park StationFriday 23 July Departed 4.11pm Arrived 4.50pm
T2 LineFrom Edmonson Park Station To Auburn StationFriday 23 July Departed 11.43pm Arrived 12.23am


NSW Health administered 26,872 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 8,438 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 3,816,432, with 1,473,867 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 2,342,565 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Thursday 29 July 2021.

To book your COVID-19 vaccination, go to or visit the Australian Government’s Vaccine Eligibility Checker online.

Get tested

All western Sydney venues of concern can be found here.

NSW Health continues to urge everyone throughout NSW, to get tested immediately if they have even the mildest of symptoms and isolate until they receive a negative result. High rates of testing are critical to detecting transmission and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the community.

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.

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 30 testing clinics in western Sydney today and more than 410 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week.

To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.