COVID-19 Update – NSW reaches 70% fully vaxxed, 587 new cases, 105 in western Sydney – Thursday, 7 October 2021

NSW recorded 587 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of the 587 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 119 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 105 are from Western Sydney LHD, 83 are from Hunter New England LHD, 60 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 59 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 59 are from Sydney LHD, 22 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 21 are from Central Coast LHD, 20 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 15 are from Southern NSW LHD, seven are from Western NSW LHD, seven are from Northern NSW LHD, four are from Murrumbidgee LHD, two are from Far West LHD, one is in correctional settings, and three are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

There have been 60,596 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.   

There are currently 911 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 181 people in intensive care, 85 of whom require ventilation.

There were 112,186 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 90,680.

Eight deaths

Sadly, NSW Health is reporting the deaths of eight people who had COVID-19 – five men and three women.

One person was in their 20s, one person was in their 50s, two people were in their 60s, two people were in their 70s, and two people were in their 80s.

Three people were from south western Sydney, two people were from western Sydney, one person was from south eastern Sydney, one person was from Sydney’s inner city, and one person was from Wellington in western NSW.

Five people were not vaccinated, one person had received one dose, and two people with underlying health conditions had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Two people – a man in his 20s from western Sydney and a woman in her 80s from south eastern Sydney – died at home and tested positive to COVID-19 after their deaths.

A man in his 70s from south western Sydney died after acquiring his infection at Campbelltown Hospital. This is the fourth death linked to this outbreak.

NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There have been 403 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 459 in total since the start of the pandemic.

70% of NSW fully vaccinated

NSW has reached the 70 per cent double dose vaccination milestone. We thank everyone who has come forward to protect themselves, their loved ones and the wider community from COVID-19. As a result of this milestone, NSW will now take its first steps towards reopening as the State.

See the revised Reopening NSW roadmap here.

NSW Health administered 22,609 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 10,589,377 with 3,685,861 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 6,903,516 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Tuesday 5 October 2021.

All people aged 12 and up can get their COVID-19 vaccination now – including Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for over 60s. 

Appointments are available at more than 3000 locations across NSW including pharmacies, GPs and NSW Health clinics. Find the next available appointment at a location near you.

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.