COVID-19 Update – Man in his 20s dies as new western Sydney cases surge to 65 – Wednesday, 4 August 2021

NSW recorded 233 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of the deaths of two people who were confirmed COVID-19 cases.

A woman in her 80s from Sydney’s inner west died at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital yesterday. This is the 16th COVID-related death during the current outbreak.

A man in his 20s from south-west Sydney died at his home yesterday. He was a confirmed case of COVID-19 and was isolating at home. His death has been referred to the NSW Coroner.

NSW Health expresses its sincere condolences to their families and friends.

Of the new locally acquired cases, 103 are linked to a known case or cluster – 79 are household contacts and 24 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 130 cases is under investigation.

92 cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 21 were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Forty-seven cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 73 cases remains under investigation.

One new case was acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Two previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigations, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 9,604.

There have been 4,063 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this recent outbreak was reported.   

There are currently 286 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 53 people in intensive care, 23 of whom require ventilation.

There were 105,578 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 104,536.

More than 80 new venues of concern in western Sydney were announced overnight – see them all here.

Of the 233 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 93 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 65 are from Western Sydney LHD, 54 are from Sydney LHD, nine are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, eight are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, two are from Northern Sydney LHD and two are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD.

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 25,470 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 8,078 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park. 

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 4,053,592, with 1,560,488 doses administered by NSW Health and 2,493,104 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 38 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.