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1480 new COVID-19 NSW cases, nine deaths, including man in his 20s

NSW recorded 1480 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and nine deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the state had reached 75 per cent first dose of vaccinations and 42 per cent of the population was now fully vaccinated.

The deaths recorded to 8pm were:

  • A man in his 60s from Dubbo died at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
  • A man in his 90s from south east Sydney died at St George Hospital. He was a resident of St George Aged Care Facility in Bexley and acquired his infection there.
  • A man in his 20s from western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital.
  • A man in his 80s from south eastern Sydney died at Prince of Wales Hospital.
  • A woman in her 60s from Nepean Blue Mountains died at Nepean Hospital.
  • A man in his 70s from western Sydney died at St Vincent's Hospital.
  • A man in his 80s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.
  • A man in his 70s from south western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.
  • A man in his 40s from south western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

There have been 148 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since the start of the outbreak on June 16, and 204 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 31,914 locally acquired cases reported since when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

Insert: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklia. Photos: File

Insert: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklia. Photos: File

There are 1136 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 194 people in intensive care, 78 of whom require ventilation.

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The 1480 cases break down into these local health districts:

  • 467 are from South Western Sydney LHD,
  • 424 are from Western Sydney Local Health District,
  • 233 are from Sydney LHD,
  • 119 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD,
  • 60 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD,
  • 38 are from Northern Sydney LHD,
  • 34 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD,
  • 27 are from Western NSW LHD,
  • 15 are from Central Coast LHD,
  • 11 are from Hunter New England LHD,
  • 7 are from Far West LHD,
  • 20 are in correctional settings, and
  • 25 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said there were 27 new cases in western NSW to 8pm.

17 of those cases were in the Dubbo LGA, six in Bourke, one in Walgett, and three in Bathurst.

"In the far west local health district, there were seven cases. All seven cases were in Wilcannia," Mr Barilaro said.

He said 24 cases were in the Wollongong local government area, seven cases in the Shellharbour local government area, two cases from the Shoalhaven local government area and one case currently under investigation in the Kiama LGA.

He said in the Hunter New England local health district, there were 11 cases overnight, three cases in Port Stephens LGA, two in the Newcastle LGA, five from the Lake Macquarie LGA and one from the Dungog LGA.

"In southern NSW, there were zero cases to 8pm last night but we've been notified this morning of two additional cases, one in Batemans Bay and one in Cooma," Mr Barilaro said.

"The Batemans Bay case is a contact of a previous case announced a couple of days ago."

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Mr Barilaro also congratulated the community of Forbes.

"Fantastic result in the past seven days, moving first-dose vaccination rates from 36 per cent to 63 per cent and again I call out to regional and rural NSW, get vaccinated."

NSW Health's sewage surveillance program has recently detected fragments of the virus at the Bonny Hills sewage treatment in the Port Macquarie-Hastings area.

NSW Health administered 31,064 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm, including 7824 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,689,120 with 2,889,178 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 4,799,942 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Monday 6 September 2021.

There were 130,341 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 100,745.