Four deaths, 935 new COVID cases in NSW

COVID cases in NSW continue to trend downward as the state recorded 935 new infections in the 24-hour reporting period.

There were also four deaths, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said the week-long lockdown in the town of about 10,000 people would come into force at 5pm on Monday.

In a clear warning yet about the crisis looming for NSW hospitals, Gladys Berejiklian said the system "will be overwhelmed in October".

There have been 245 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since mid-June 2021 and a total of 301 since the pandemic began.

One of the new cases was acquired overseas, and 28 previously reported cases have been excluded following investigation.

There are 1,207 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 236 people in intensive care, 123 of whom require ventilation.

The breakdown of the 935 new cases is:

  • 275 are from South Western Sydney
  • 219 are from Western Sydney
  • 111 are from South Eastern Sydney
  • 102 are from Sydney
  • 50 are from Northern Sydney
  • 49 are from Nepean Blue Mountains
  • 45 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven
  • 24 are from Hunter New England
  • 19 are from Central Coast
  • 10 are from Western
  • seven are from Southern NSW
  • two are from Far West
  • three are from Murrumbidgee
  • 10 are in correctional settings
  • and nine cases are yet to be assigned.

The sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus in the far western NSW town of Dareton

There were 124,650 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 99,782. NSW Health administered 23,156 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

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