COVID-19 Update – NSW passes 8 million vaccinations, 1,599 new cases, 444 new cases in western Sydney – Saturday, 11 September 2021

NSW recorded 1,599 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Four new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and 30 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 42,000.

Of the 1,599 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 490 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 444 are from Western Sydney LHD, 192 are from Sydney LHD, 177 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 94 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 57 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 37 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 27 are from Central Coast LHD, 16 are from Western NSW LHD, 13 are from Far West LHD, 10 are from Hunter New England LHD, two are from Southern NSW LHD, seven are in correctional settings and 33 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

There have been 36,374 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.  

There are currently 1,164 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 221 people in intensive care, 94 of whom require ventilation.

There were 147,975 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 133,226. 

Eight deaths

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

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

A man in his 30s from western Sydney died at home.

A man in his 40s from south-western Sydney died at home.

A man in his 70s from western Sydney died at Royal North Shore Hospital.

A woman in her 80s from Sydney’s southern suburbs died at Sutherland Hospital.

A man in his 80s from south-western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

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

A man in his 50s from western Sydney died at Royal North Shore Hospital.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 170 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 226 in total since the start of the pandemic.

NSW hits 8 million vaccinations

NSW Health administered 32,150 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 9,567 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

Across NSW, 77.3 per cent of the over-16 population has received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 44.5 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11:59pm on Thursday, 9th September 2021.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 8,016,805 with 2,981,034 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 5,035,771 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Thursday 9 September 2021.

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

Please use the following links 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

Freedoms for vaccinated people

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.

Get tested for the mildest of symptoms

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 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.