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NSW registers 646 new COVID-19 cases, nearly 200 in the regions


There were eleven deaths, including two women and nine men.


2021-10-08T10: 39: 00 + 10: 30

NSW registered 646 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours to 8pm last night.

There were eleven deaths, including two women and nine men.

Two were in the 50s, one in the 60s, four in the 70s and four in the 80s.

Five were from southwest Sydney, three were from western Sydney, one was from southeast Sydney, one was from Sydney’s inner city, and one was from Sydney’s lower north bank.

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

A man in his 80s was a resident of the Allity Beechwood Aged Care Facility, where he acquired his infection. It is the fourth death associated with an outbreak at this facility.

There have been 414 COVID-19-related deaths in NSW since this outbreak began and 470 in total since the start of the pandemic.

INSERT: NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant.  Photos: Fil

INSERT: NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant. Photos: Fil

Of the 646 locally acquired cases reported by 8pm last night, 188 were from the regions (excluding locations in Greater Sydney, including Illawarra).

The cases were reported in:

  • 136 from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD),
  • 119 from Western Sydney LHD,
  • 97 from Hunter New England LHD,
  • 52 from Sydney LHD,
  • 48 from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD,
  • 42 from South Eastern Sydney LHD,
  • 35 from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD,
  • 31 from Central Coast LHD,
  • 24 from Southern NSW LHD,
  • 20 from Northern Sydney LHD,
  • 16 from Western NSW LHD,
  • 10 from Northern NSW LHD,
  • five from Far West LHD,
  • four from Mid North Coast LHD,
  • one from Murrumbidgee LHD,
  • and six have yet to be assigned an LHD.

There are currently 856 COVID-19 cases hospitalized, with 170 people on intensive care, 75 of which require ventilation.

There has been sewage search of the virus in Wee Waa in northern NSW, in the Hunter New England region, and Quirindi and Brewarrina in western NSW.

NSW Health administered 23,101 COVID-19 vaccines over 24 hours to 8pm last night.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 10,707,149, with 3,708,962 doses administered by NSW Health until 20.00 last night and 6,998,187 administered by the GP network and other providers until 23.59pm on Wednesday 6 October 2021.

By 23.59 on Wednesday 6 October across NSW, 89.4 per cent of the population over the age of 16 had received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 70.3 per cent were fully vaccinated.

Two new cases were acquired abroad during the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 67,480.

Fifteen locally acquired cases have been reported since June 16, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

103,388 COVID-19 tests were reported at 8pm last night, compared to the previous day’s total of 112,186.

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