COVID-19 Update – 53 new cases in western Sydney, 207 in NSW, one death at Liverpool Hospital – Monday, 2 August 2021

NSW recorded 207 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of these locally acquired cases, 105 are linked to a known case or cluster – 92 are household contacts and 13 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 102 cases is under investigation.

89 cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 21 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. 51 cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 46 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 9,171.

Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of a COVID-19-related death. A man in his 90s from south west Sydney died yesterday at Liverpool Hospital. He had received one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

NSW Health expresses its sincere sympathy to his family and friends.

This is the 15th COVID-19 related death during the current outbreak. There have now been 71 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been 3,634 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this recent outbreak was reported.   

There are currently 232 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 54 people in intensive care, 25 of whom require ventilation.

There were a record 117,009 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 105,963.

Case details

Of the 207 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 83 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 53 are from Western Sydney LHD, 48 are from Sydney LHD, 17 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD and six are from Northern Sydney LHD.

Four of the new cases to 8pm last night were residents at Wyoming Residential Aged Care Facility in Summer Hill. This brings the total linked to this facility to 14, including 13 residents and one staff member.

A confirmed case attended Sydney International Airport Terminal 1 on Wednesday 28 July and Thursday 29 July between 5am to 1pm. Close contacts have been identified, however as a precaution, anyone who attended the terminal on these dates should monitor for symptoms, and if they appear, immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

Fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 were detected for a second time in the sewage system at Molong Sewage Treatment Plant. This catchment has about 1,700 people. NSW Health is aware of a case in area, however this case does not live within the catchment.

NSW Health is concerned that the detection could signal undetected cases in the community and asks people in these areas to be alert for any symptoms that could signal COVID 19, including sore throat, runny nose, cough, fever or headache. If symptoms appear, please isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.

Additional rules for Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta LGAs

From 12.01am on Friday, 30 July 2021, residents of the eight Local Government Areas of concern (Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta) will be subject to new exercise, mask and shopping rules. These rules will only be applied to any LGA that is determined to be of concern now and into the future:

  • Exercise, outdoor recreation and singles bubble visits must be done within 5kms of the person’s home;
  • Individuals cannot travel more than 5kms from home for shopping, unless the goods or services are not readily available in that area; and
  • Masks must be worn at all times outside the home regardless of proximity to others.

Get vaccinated

NSW Health administered 14,497 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 5,809 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

NSW Health administered a record 164,059 vaccines in the week ending Sunday 1 August, including 54,153 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 3,932,108 with 1,509,706 doses administered by NSW Health and 2,422,402 administered by the GP network and other providers.

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

Where to get your COVID-19 vaccination without an appointment in western Sydney.

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 37 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.