WATCH LIVE: NSW Health to provide latest COVID-19 update
NSW Health has confirmed that the state recorded 1,007 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 new deaths overnight.
New South Wales recorded 1,007 new cases of COVID-19 overnight and tragically 11 deaths including 10 men and one woman.
Dr Jeremy McAnulty said the latest case counts came from 108.05 tests.
Of those who died, one was in their forties, one in their fifties, two in their sixties, three in their 70s, three in their 80s and one in their 90s.
It further revealed that 84.7% of NSW’s population over 16 received their first dose of a COVID vaccine while 57.8% are fully vaccinated – with a total of 9.2 million doses administered statewide.
In terms of hospitalizations, 1,187 are currently hospitalized with the virus, including 229 in intensive care and 118 of those requiring ventilation.
Nine of the people who died were not vaccinated and two had received their first doses, however, Dr McAnulty said at least eight of them had underlying health issues.
Three people – a man in his forties, a man in his fifties and a woman in his fifties – have died at home and all have tested positive after their deaths.
âSad that we have seen a number of people who have died with COVID at home and diagnosed after death and therefore the important message we would like to get across is whether you are having the mildest of symptoms. tests, âsaid Dr. McAnulty.
“And if your condition worsens, call your doctor as soon as possible.”
He also called for an increase in testing and for residents to be on high alert in some areas after the NSW sewage monitoring program detected fragments of the virus in Tamworth, Dareton, Balranald, Oberon, Dungog and Eden.
Sydney’s southwest and western suburbs remain the area of ââgreatest concern, however, NSW Health noted an increase in infections in Lithgow and the Illawarra area overnight.
Distribution of new cases in rural and regional local health districts of NSW [LHD] is as follows:
- Illawarra-Shoalhaven LHD – 70 cases
- Western NSW LHD – 20 cases
- Far West NSW LHD – six cases
- Southern NSW LHD – four cases
- LHD Driven from New England – 31 cases
- Central Coast LHD – 31 cases
- Murrumbidgee LHD – three cases
- Mid North Coast LHD – a case
NSW has seen a drop in cases over the past week, reporting 1,043 new infections on Friday.
Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian said the state was almost “galloping to the finish line” as it neared its vaccine targets.