ONE case of COVID-19 has been reported overnight to 8pm for the Mid Coast local government area (LGA).
The Mid Coast LGA, which includes the Manning, Great Lakes and Gloucester regions, south to Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens and inland to Stroud and Barrington Tops, falls in the Hunter-New England Health District.
Hunter-New England Heath has confirmed the positive case is in Booral, near Stroud and was isolating while infectious.
There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Mid North Coast Local Health District today (September 7). There has not been a positive case since two were reported last month in West Kempsey.
West Kempsey and Wauchope wastewater treatment plant site samples last week detected virus fragments and residents in these areas are being urged to come forward for testing.
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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has reinforced to the people of NSW to not get left behind because the road out of lockdown for regions across the state will rely on a 70 per cent double dose vaccination target being met.
NSW recorded eight deaths and 1220 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
There are currently 1151 cases admitted to hospital, with 192 people in intensive care, 75 of whom require ventilation.
The deaths recorded to 8pm were:
- A woman in her 70s from western NSW at Dubbo Hospital which was announced yesterday.
- A man in his 90s from south east Sydney died at St George Hospital.
- A man in his 50s from Nepean Blue Mountains died at Nepean Hospital.
- A man in his 90s from south western Sydney died at Campbelltown Hospital. He was a resident of Advantage Aged Care Facility at Prestons Lodge and acquired his infection there.
- A woman in her 70s from western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital.
- A man in his 70s from south west Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.
- A man in his 80s from Western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.
- A man in his 60s from Nepean Blue Mountains died at home.
There have been 139 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since the start of this outbreak in June, and 195 in total since the start of the pandemic.
There have been 30,456 locally acquired cases reported since June 16, 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.
Two new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm.
The cases were spread across a wide rang of local health districts (LHD):
- 422 are from Western Sydney Local Health District
- 392 are from South Western Sydney LHD,
- 128 are from Sydney LHD,
- 89 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD,
- 74 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD,
- 27 are from Western NSW LHD,
- 22 are from Central Coast LHD,
- 20 are from Northern Sydney LHD,
- 14 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD,
- seven are from Hunter New England LHD,
- four are from Far West LHD,
- two are from Southern NSW LHD,
- seven are in correctional settings, and
- 12 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.
NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said there were 18 cases in Dubbo, three in Bourke, one in Orange, three in Narromine, one in Walgett in the far west, two in Wilcannia and two in Broken Hill.
14 cases in the Illawarra, 11 cases were in the Wollongong LGA and three in the Shellharbour local government area.
The Hunter-New England saw seven new cases; two in Port Stephens, two in Lake Macquarie, one in Maitland, one in Newcastle and one in the Mid Coast local government area.
"In southern NSW, these were the two cases that we mentioned yesterday, one in Batemans Bay and one in Cooma.
"The Central Coast has seen a spike of 22 cases and we're calling out on that community to be vigilant, to get tested," Mr Barilaro said.
NSW Health administered 28,812 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 8031 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,587,842, with 2,858,114 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 4,729,728 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Sunday September 5, 2021.
There were 100,745 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm, compared with the previous day's total of 136,455.