Wednesday, July 6, 2022

236 new Covid cases in NSW, three lose lives

NSW recorded 236 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm till Friday night. One new case was acquired overseas, and 12 cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 74,923.

Three people lost their lives. A man in his 40s from Newcastle died at John Hunter Hospital. He had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health issues.

A man in his 60s from western Sydney died at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health issues.

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A man in his 80s from south-western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital, where he acquired his infection. He had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health issues.

There have been 513 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 569 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There are currently 343 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 81 people in intensive care, 33 of whom require ventilation.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 74,923
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 569
Total tests carried out 19,647,474
Total vaccinations administered in NSW 12,256,605
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In the 12-15 year old age group, 79 per cent have had their first dose, and 58.5 per cent are fully vaccinated.

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NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in sewage samples collected from across NSW, including Leeton, Mullumbimby, Inverell, and Uralla.

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