NSW Covid Update: 863 new cases recorded


NSW recorded 863 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Three new cases were acquired overseas, and seven previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 61,231.

Two people were in their 40s, two were in their 50s, four people were in their 60s, three people were in their 70s, one in their 80s, and three people were in their 90s.

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

Five people were from south western Sydney, three people were from western Sydney, one person was from Sydney’s inner west, one person was from south eastern Sydney, one person was from Sydney’s eastern suburbs, one person was from Newcastle, one person was from Lake Macquarie, one person was from Dubbo, and one person was from Bateman’s Bay.

A man in his 40s from western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital. He was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions.

Two people from south western Sydney who died acquired their infections at Liverpool Hospital – a man in his 60s and a woman in her 90s.

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Two people died at home. A man in his 40s from Lake Macquarie was not vaccinated and was receiving care in the community from Hunter New England Local Health District. He had underlying health conditions.

A woman in her 70s from Bateman’s Bay who died at home had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine but had only received the second dose shortly before her death. She had underlying health conditions and was diagnosed with COVID-19 following her death.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 61,231
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 387
Total tests carried out 17,005,440
Total vaccinations administered in NSW 9,867,485

Of the 863 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 227 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 187 are from Western Sydney LHD, 94 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 80 are from South East Sydney LHD, 68 are from Sydney LHD, 55 are from Hunter New England LHD, 38 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 34 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 24 are from Western NSW LHD, 23 are from Central Coast LHD, 18 are from Southern NSW LHD, five are from Far West LHD, two are from Northern NSW LHD, three are in correctional settings, and five cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

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NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in sewage samples from Dareton in the far west, South Grafton in the northern rivers region, Jindabyne in the south east and Moruya on the far south coast.

From 11 October, two visitors per day aged 12 years and over will be permitted to visit an aged care facility if they are fully vaccinated.

NSW Health will continue to work with the aged care sector to develop COVID-safe plans to support children under 12 years of age to visit aged care facilities in due course.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW:

Likely source of infection Cases
past 24 hours*
Cases past 7 days** All cases
Overseas 3 10 3,466
Interstate 1 101
Locally acquired 863 6,462 57,664
Total 866 6,473 61,231