COVID-19 Update – 1,281 new cases, 1,071 people hospitalised, cases likely to peak next week – Monday, 6 September 2021

NSW recorded 1,281 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

One new case was acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and 12 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 34,873.

Of the 1,281 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 483 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 348 are from Western Sydney LHD, 137 are from Sydney LHD, 118 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 67 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 44 are from Western NSW LHD, 22 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 21 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, eight are from Central Coast LHD, seven are in correctional settings, seven are from Far West LHD, five are from Hunter New England LHD, five are from Southern NSW LHD and nine cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

There are currently 1,071 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 177 people in intensive care, 67 of whom require ventilation.

There have been 29,253 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.  

There were 136,455 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 115,495.

Five deaths

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

A man in his 90s from south east Sydney died at St George Hospital. He was a resident of St George Aged Care Facility in Bexley and acquired his infection there.

A woman in her 80s from northern Sydney died at Ryde Hospital.

A woman in her 50s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

A woman in her 80s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

A man in his 60s from Southern Highlands died at home.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 131 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 187 in total since the start of the pandemic.

Get vaccinated

NSW Health administered 31,903 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 2,538 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park and 10,347 at the vaccination centre at Qudos Bank Arena.

NSW Health administered 312,600 vaccines in the week ending Sunday 5 September. Overall, 749,048 vaccines were administered in NSW for the week.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,543,522, with 2,829,302 doses administered by NSW Health and 4,714,220 administered by the GP network and other providers.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations at Qudos Bank Arena are now open to all teachers, school staff, early childhood educators and tertiary education and training staff aged 18+ from anywhere in Greater Sydney.

Please use the following links for bookings:

Anyone aged 16-59 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 in western Sydney 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.