NSW recorded 1,220 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 17 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 36,078.
Of the 1,220 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 422 are from Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 392 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 128 are from Sydney LHD, 89 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 74 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 27 are from Western NSW LHD, 22 are from Central Coast LHD, 20 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 14 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, seven are from Hunter New England LHD, seven are in correctional settings, four are from Far West LHD, two are from Southern NSW LHD and 12 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.
There were 100,745 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 136,455.
There are currently 1,151 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 192 people in intensive care, 75 of whom require ventilation.
Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of the deaths of eight people who had COVID-19.
The death of a woman in her 70s from western NSW at Dubbo Hospital was announced yesterday.
A man in his 90s from south east Sydney died at St George Hospital.
A man in his 50s from Nepean Blue Mountains died at Nepean Hospital.
A man in his 90s from south western Sydney died at Campbelltown Hospital. He was a resident of Advantage Aged Care Facility at Prestons Lodge and acquired his infection there.
A woman in her 70s from western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital.
A man in his 70s from south west Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.
A man in his 80s from Western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.
A man in his 60s from Nepean Blue Mountains died at home.
NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.
There have been 139 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 195 in total since the start of the pandemic.
NSW Health administered 28,812 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 8,031 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,587,842, with 2,858,114 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 4,729,728 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Sunday 5 September 2021.
AstraZeneca vaccinations at Qudos Bank Arena are 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 to book your vaccination:
NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant listed the suburbs of Guildford, Auburn, Merrylands, Greenacre, Bankstown, Punchbowl, and Granville as areas of concern.
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.