Wednesday, July 6, 2022

NSW records 1,043 new Covid cases, 11 deaths

NSW recorded 1,043 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. One new case was acquired overseas, and 18 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 56,799.

Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of eleven people with COVID-19 – five women and six men. One person was in their 40s, two in their 50s, one in their 60s, six in their 80s, one in their 90s.

Ten people were unvaccinated, and one had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. All had underlying medical conditions. One of these people was a man in his 50s from Broken Hill, who died at Broken Hill Base Hospital.

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He was a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case and was not vaccinated. He had underlying medical conditions. Two of these people died at home and were tested for COVID-19 after they had passed away.

One was a woman in her 80s from Sydney’s inner west who is linked to an outbreak at a social housing complex. She was not vaccinated.

Another was a man in his 40s from western Sydney. He was not vaccinated and had underlying medical conditions.

There are currently 1,186 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 232 people in intensive care, 110 of whom require ventilation.

There were 131,668 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 139,182.

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Across NSW, 84.1% per cent of the over-16 population has received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 56.6% per cent are fully vaccinated to 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 September 2021.

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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 Lightning Ridge in western NSW, Jindabyne in southern NSW, Crookwell in the Southern Tablelands, and South Lismore in northern NSW.

There are have been no recent cases identified in these areas. Everyone in these areas is urged to monitor for the onset of symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

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