COVID-19 Update – 67.1% of NSW fully vaxxed, priority appointments for Cumberland LGA, 623 new cases – Monday, 4 October 2021

NSW recorded 623 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of the 623 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 144 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 103 are from Western Sydney LHD, 77 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 59 are from Hunter New England LHD, 52 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 51 are from Sydney LHD, 32 are from Central Coast LHD, 25 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 23 are from Western NSW LHD, 21 are from Southern NSW LHD, 18 are from Northern Sydney LHD, four are from Northern NSW LHD, three are from Mid North Coast LHD, one is from Murrumbidgee LHD, one is from Far West LHD, three are in correctional settings, and six are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

There have been 59,419 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.   

There are currently 959 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 193 people in intensive care, 97 of whom require ventilation.

There were 76,892 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 88,210.

Six deaths

Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of six people with COVID-19 – three women and three men.

One person was in their 40s, three people were in their 60s, one person was in their 70s and one person was in their 90s.

Three people were from south-western Sydney, two people were from western Sydney and one person was from the Nepean Blue Mountains area.

Four people were not vaccinated, one person had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and one person had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The person who had received two doses of a COVID-19 was a woman in her 90s who died at Hawkesbury Living Nursing Home. This is the fourth death linked to this outbreak.

A man in his 60s from south-western Sydney, who died at Campbelltown Hospital, acquired his infection at the hospital. This is the third death linked to this outbreak.

NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There have been 378 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 434 in total since the start of the pandemic.

Get vaccinated

NSW Health administered 13,045 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Across NSW, 88.4 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 67.1 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11.59pm on Saturday 2 October 2021.

This October long weekend, residents of the Cumberland Local Government Area will be able to get priority COVID-19 vaccinations at Qudos Bank Arena.

Both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccinations will be available on-the-spot from 8am-4pm today. Details and bookings here.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 10,392,994, with 3,629,524 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 6,763,470 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Saturday 2 October 2021.

Don’t ignore symptoms – 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 more than 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.