COVID-19 Update – 1,480 new cases, 194 people in ICU, 75 per cent of NSW vaccinated with first dose – Wednesday, 8 September 2021

NSW recorded 1,480 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

No new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and 23 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 37,535.

Of the 1,480 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 467 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 424 are from Western Sydney LHD, 233 are from Sydney LHD, 119 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 60 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 38 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 34 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 27 are from Western NSW LHD, 20 are in correctional settings, 15 are from Central Coast LHD, 11 are from Hunter New England LHD, seven are from Far West LHD, and 25 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

There are currently 1,136 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 194 people in intensive care, 78 of whom require ventilation.

There have been 31,914 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.  

There were 130,341 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 100,745. 

Nine deaths

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

A man in his 60s from Dubbo died at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

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 man in his 20s from western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital.

A man in his 80s from south eastern Sydney died at Prince of Wales Hospital.

A woman in her 60s from Nepean Blue Mountains died at Nepean Hospital.

A man in his 70s from western Sydney died at St Vincent’s Hospital.

A man in his 80s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

A man in his 70s from south western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

A man in his 40s from south western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 148 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 204 in total since the start of the pandemic.

Get vaccinated

75 per cent people in NSW have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

NSW Health administered 31,064 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 7,824 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,689,120, with 2,889,178 doses administered by NSW Health and 4,799,942 administered by the GP network and other providers.

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:

Anyone aged 16-59 who live in LGAs of concern can book at Qudos Bank Arena here

AstraZeneca vaccinations for ALL teachers, school staff, early childhood educators and tertiary education and training staff at Qudos Bank Arena

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.

NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Marianne Gale said the suburbs of Guildford, Auburn, Merrylands, Greenacre, Bankstown, Punchbowl and Granville remain 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.

There are 45 testing clinics open in western Sydney and more than 485 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.