COVID-19 Update – Priority appointments for Parramatta LGA, 646 new cases,119 in western Sydney – Friday, 8 October 2021

NSW recorded 646 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of the 646 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 136 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 119 are from Western Sydney LHD, 97 are from Hunter New England LHD, 52 are from Sydney LHD, 48 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 42 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 35 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 31 are from Central Coast LHD, 25 are from Southern NSW LHD, 20 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 16 are from Western NSW LHD, nine are from Northern NSW LHD, five are from Far West LHD, three are from Mid North Coast LHD, one is from Murrumbidgee LHD, and seven are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

There have been 61,808 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.   

There are currently 856 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 170 people in intensive care, 75 of whom require ventilation.

There were 103,388 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 112,186.

Eleven deaths

Sadly, NSW Health is reporting the deaths of eleven people who had COVID-19 – two women and nine men.

Two were in their 50s, one in their 60s, four in their 70s, and four in their 80s.

Five were from south-western Sydney, three were from western Sydney, one was from south-eastern Sydney, one was from Sydney’s inner city, and one was from Sydney’s lower north shore.

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

A man in his 80s was a resident at Allity Beechwood Aged Care Facility, where he acquired his infection. It is the fourth death linked to an outbreak at this facility.

NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There have been 414 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 470 in total since the start of the pandemic.

Priority vaccinations for Parramatta residents this weekend

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.

To 11.59pm on Wednesday 6 October across NSW, 89.4 per cent of the over-16 population had received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 70.3 per cent were fully vaccinated.

This weekend, residents of the Parramatta 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. Bookings can be made here.

NSW Health administered 23,101 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 10,707,149, with 3,708,962 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 6,998,187 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Wednesday 6 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.