Wednesday, July 6, 2022

623 new cases of Covid-19 in NSW, Stay at home order in Lismore LGA

NSW recorded 623 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

No new cases were acquired overseas, and 12 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 65,090.

Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of six people with COVID-19 – three women and three men.

One person was in their 40s, three people were in their 60s, one person was in their 70s and one person was in their 90s.

Three people were from south-western Sydney, two people were from western Sydney and one person was from the Nepean Blue Mountains area.

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

The person who had received two doses of a COVID-19 was a woman in her 90s who died at Hawkesbury Living Nursing Home. This is the fourth death linked to this outbreak.

A man in his 60s from south-western Sydney, who died at Campbelltown Hospital, acquired his infection at the hospital. This is the third death linked to this outbreak.

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There have been 378 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 434 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There were 76,892 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 88,210.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 65,090
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 434
Total tests carried out 17,502,135
Total vaccinations administered in NSW 10,392,994

NSW Health administered 13,045 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Across NSW, 88.4 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 67.1 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11.59pm on Saturday 2 October 2021.

Of the 623 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 144 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 103 are from Western Sydney LHD, 77 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 59 are from Hunter New England LHD, 52 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 51 are from Sydney LHD, 32 are from Central Coast LHD, 25 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 23 are from Western NSW LHD, 21 are from Southern NSW LHD, 18 are from Northern Sydney LHD, four are from Northern NSW LHD, three are from Mid North Coast LHD, one is from Murrumbidgee LHD, one is from Far West LHD, three are in correctional settings, and six are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

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A stay-at-home order for Lismore Local Government Area (LGA) has been introduced from today until 11 October due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

This stay-at-home order also applies to anyone who has been in Lismore LGA since 28 September.

Everyone in this area must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason, which includes shopping for food, medical care, getting vaccinated, compassionate needs, exercise and work or tertiary education if you can’t work or study at home.

NSW Health is also closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation in Cowra, Muswellbrook and Port Macquarie and will provide further advice in relation to these LGAs today.

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