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12 COVID deaths in dark day for NSW – Australian Seniors News

NSW recorded 1,259 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 today and, tragically, 12 deaths.

The deaths included a woman in her 60s from south-eastern Sydney, who died at home; a man in his 60s from south-western Sydney, who died at Liverpool Hospital; a man in his 70s from western Sydney who died at Liverpool Hospital; a man in his 90s from western Sydney, who died at Westmead Hospital; a woman in her 80s from western Sydney, who died at Blacktown Hospital; a woman in her 50s from south-western Sydney, who died at Westmead Hospital; a woman in her 80s from south-western Sydney who died at Campbelltown Hospital; a woman in her 70s from south-western Sydney who died at Campbelltown Hospital; a woman in her 30s from south-western Sydney who died at Royal North Shore Hospital; a woman in her 70s from south-eastern Sydney, who died at Prince of Wales Hospital; a man in his 60s from western Sydney who died at Westmead Hospital; and a man in his 50s from south-western Sydney who died at Westmead Hospital.

There has now been 198 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 254 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There are currently 1,241 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 234 people in intensive care, 108 of whom require ventilation, NSW Health confirmed today.

Health workers administered 30,776 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 4,898 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

Across NSW, 79.5% of the over-16 population has received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 47.5% are fully vaccinated to 11:59pm on Monday, NSW Health said.

Of the 1,259 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 366 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 310 are from Western Sydney LHD, 172 are from Sydney LHD, 156 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 82 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 46 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 38 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 27 are from Hunter New England LHD, 11 are from Central Coast LHD, 10 are from Far West LHD, six are from Western NSW LHD, seven are from Southern LHD, two are from Murrumbidgee LHD, 10 are in correctional settings and 16 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has recently detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Bermagui sewage treatment plant in Southern NSW LHD, the Glen  Innes sewage treatment plant in Hunter New England LHD, the Wauchope sewage treatment plant in Mid North Coast LHD and the Trangie sewage treatment plant in Western NSW LHD.

“No recent cases have been identified in these areas, so everyone 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,” NSW Health said.

There are 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.


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