COVID-19 Update, 1 August – Residents in Cumberland, Blacktown and Parramatta LGA urged to get tested if showing even mild symptoms
NSW recorded 239 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Of these locally acquired cases, 115 are linked to a known case or cluster – 92 are household contacts and 23 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 124 cases is under investigation.
Eighty cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 35 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Twenty-six cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 98 cases remains under investigation.
Two new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Two previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 8,964.
As announced yesterday, NSW Health sadly reports the death of a man in his 60s who was a confirmed COVID-19 case. He was a resident of south-western Sydney and died at home. NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to his family and friends. This is the 70th death in NSW related to COVID-19 and the 14th of the current outbreak.
There have been 3,427 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this recent outbreak was reported.
There are currently 222 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 54 people in intensive care, 25 of whom require ventilation.
There were 87,712 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 105,963.
NSW Health administered 21,342 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 8,505 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 3,893,122 with 1,495,209 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 2,397,913 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Friday, 30 July 2021.
Of the 239 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 110 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 51 are from Western Sydney LHD, 69 are from Sydney LHD, three are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, four are from Northern Sydney LHD, and two are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD.
Stay-at-home measures in Queensland
As announced yesterday, anyone in NSW who has been in any of the 11 affected local government areas (LGAs) in Queensland since Wednesday 21 July, is subject to a stay at home order.
Anyone already in NSW who has been in any of the 11 affected LGAs in Queensland since Wednesday 21 July must only leave their home or temporary residence in NSW with a reasonable excuse. Anyone arriving in NSW must complete a declaration and then travel directly to their accommodation and only leave with a reasonable excuse. A person must comply with the stay at home rules for 14 days since they were last in an affected LGA, or until the notice is revoked.
The affected LGAs are: Brisbane City, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Logan City, Noosa Shire Council, Redland City, Scenic Rim Regional Council, Somerset Regional Council, and Sunshine Coast Regional Council.
Additionally, we are asking that everyone who is living in the same residence as a person who has been in one of the 11 LGAs to also follow the stay at home rules and to only leave home with a reasonable excuse.
People subject to the stay-at-home measures in Queensland should not be travelling to NSW unless they are permitted to do so.
People who have been in one of the 11 Queensland LGAs must continue to comply with all other public health requirements in place in NSW, including the restrictions in Greater Sydney.
Anyone arriving from Queensland, regardless of whether they’ve been in the 11 affected LGAs or not, must fill out a declaration form.
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 32 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.
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