COVID-19 Update – Four deaths, 408 of 1,116 new cases are in western Sydney, 150 in intensive care – Wednesday, 1 September 2021

NSW recorded 1,116 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Two new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and 16 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 27,922.

Of the 1,116 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 408 are from Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 372 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 132 are from Sydney LHD, 68 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 52 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 29 are from Western NSW LHD, 22 are from Northern Sydney LHD, eight are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, six are from Hunter New England LHD, three are from Far West LHD, two are from Central Coast LHD, four are in a correctional centre and 10 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

Guildford, Georges Hall, Merrylands, Auburn, Punchbowl, Bankstown, Lakemba, Yagoona and South Granville are the suburbs of highest concern.

There have been 22,308 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.  

There are currently 917 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 150 people in intensive care, 66 of whom require ventilation.

There were 173,913 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 130,027.

Four deaths

Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of the deaths of four people who had COVID-19.

A woman in her 80s from south western Sydney died at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

A woman in her 60s from western Sydney died at Concord Hospital.

A woman in her 50s from south western Sydney died at Liverpool hospital.

A woman in her 70s from south western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 100 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 156 in total since the start of the pandemic.

NSW moves closer to 70% vaccinated

NSW Health administered 47,704 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 9,119 at the vaccination centre at Qudos Bank Arena.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 6,977,454 with 2,611,205 doses administered by NSW Health and 4,366,249 administered by the GP network and other providers.

It is now anticipated 70% of people in NSW will have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by mid-October.

Please use the following links for bookings:

Anyone aged 16-49 who live in LGAs of concern can book at Qudos Bank Arena here

Authorised workers who live in LGAs of concern

Childcare, disability, and food workers who live or work in LGAs of concern

Get tested   

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 45 clinics open in western Sydney today and more than 460 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit here or contact your GP.