COVID-19 Update – More freedoms for fully vaccinated, 1,542 new cases, 1,156 in hospital – Friday, 10 September 2021

From Monday 13 September, people across NSW who have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed more freedoms.

For those who live outside the LGAs of concern, up to 5 fully vaccinated adults can engage in outdoor recreation in a person’s LGA or within 5km of home. Children under 12 will not be counted in this total.

For those who live in the LGAs of concern, a household with all adults vaccinated will be able to engage in outdoor recreation (including picnics) for up to 2 hours within the existing rules (outside of curfew hours and within 5km of home). This is in addition to the ability to engage in outdoor exercise.

People who live alone can gather with one other adult to participate in outdoor recreation within the same existing rules.

New cases

NSW recorded 1,542 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 34 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 40,427.

Of the 1,542 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 506 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 402 are from Western Sydney LHD, 199 are from Sydney LHD, 134 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 88 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 38 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 30 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 28 are from Western NSW LHD, 26 are from Central Coast LHD, 13 are from Hunter New England LHD, five are from Far West LHD, three are from Southern NSW LHD, 49 are in correctional settings and 21 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

We continue to see high case numbers in western and south-western Sydney, particularly Fairfield, Bankstown, Greenacre, Liverpool, Punchbowl, Auburn, Guildford and Merrylands. So residents of those areas, if you have not already booked in for your vaccination or had a dose yet, please do so as soon as you can.”

NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Marianne Gale

There have been 34,804 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.  

There are currently 1,156 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 207 people in intensive care, 89 of whom require ventilation.

There were 133,226 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 156,481. 

Nine deaths

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

A man in his 60s from western Sydney died at home.

A man in his 70s from south-eastern Sydney died at Prince of Wales Hospital.

A woman in her 40s from south-western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

A man in his 70s from Sydney’s southern suburbs died at home.

A woman in her 50s from the Central Coast died at Gosford Hospital.

A man in his 60s from western Sydney died at Royal North Shore Hospital.

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

A man in his 30s from Nepean Blue Mountains died at Nepean Hospital.

A man in his 50s from south-western Sydney died in Liverpool Hospital.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 162 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 218 in total since the start of the pandemic.

Get vaccinated

If you are not booked in for a COVID-19 vaccine, please book an appointment as soon possible.

AstraZeneca vaccinations are also available for anyone aged over 18 at Qudos Bank Arena Vaccination Centre today, Saturday and Sunday. Bookings are encouraged but not required.

NSW Health administered 31,835 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 7,784 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,902,269, with 2,948,884 doses administered by NSW Health and 4,953,385 administered by the GP network and other providers.

Please use the following link to book your vaccination:

AstraZeneca vaccinations for ANYONE aged over 18 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.

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 close to 500 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.