COVID-19 Update – 1,262 new cases, seven deaths including a man in his 20s, vaccination freedoms from tomorrow – Sunday, 12 September 2021

NSW recorded 1,262 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 15 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 43,247.

Of the 1,262 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 399 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 336 are from Western Sydney LHD, 161 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 135 are from Sydney LHD, 80 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 53 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 33 are from Central Coast LHD, 25 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 14 are from Western NSW LHD, seven are from Hunter New England LHD, five are from Far West LHD, three are from Mid North Coast LHD, 11 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

There have been 37,621 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.  

There are currently 1,206 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 220 people in intensive care, 92 of whom require ventilation.

There were 105,505 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 147,975. 

Seven deaths

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

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

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

A woman in her 50s from south-western Sydney died at St George Hospital.

A man in his 50s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

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

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 177 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 233 in total since the start of the pandemic.

Get vaccinated

NSW Health administered 27,114 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 8,729 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

Across NSW, 78.1 per cent of the over-16 population has received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 45.6 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11:59pm on Friday, 10 September 2021.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 8,127,752 with 3,008,148 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 5,119,604 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Friday 10 September 2021.

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 tomorrow, 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 in the LGAs of concern can gather with one other adult to participate in outdoor recreation within the same existing rules.

Don’t be complacent – get tested

The Delta strain is dangerous, spreads easily and is deadly. The weather might be nice but if you have COVID symptoms, PLEASE 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 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.