Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

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Warrawong and Tarrawanna have been mentioned among the suburbs of greatest concern in NSW, as 58 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District for 24 hours until 8pm on Saturday night. Dr. Jeremy McAnulty, from NSW Health, from NSW Health, said about the new cases that 35 are from Wollongong Local Government Area with none of them linked to known cases. There were 11 new positive cases in the Shellharbour Local Government area with one of them linked to a known case. And there were 12 in Shoalhaven with one of them attached to a known case. There were no new cases in Kiama. “There are a number of suburbs of concern where we see the highest number of cases in NSW. This includes Merrylands, Rooty Hill, Warrawong, Dee Why, Mount Druitt, Tarrawanna, Cranbrook, Campbelltown and Yaguna,” McAnulty said. The 58 new cases bring the total number of COVID cases in the health district to 2063 since the start of the current outbreak in June. And at 8 p.m. Saturday, there were 45 COVID-19 patients being treated at the hospital. NSW Health has advised the community to remain vigilant for symptoms and be tested if any occur, no matter how mild. Dr. McAnulty said the day before ‘Freedom Day’ 477 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 were reported in NSW, which was the state’s lowest daily figure since mid-August. He said more than 90 percent of residents aged 16 and over have now received their first dose of the vaccine, and more than 72 percent are now fully vaccinated ahead of a nationwide lifting lifting on Monday. He said six men died of COVID-19 in Sydney and southern NSW in 24 hours by 8pm on Saturday night, bringing the total number of COVID-related deaths to 431 since 16 June. Five of the men were not vaccinated and one had received a dose of the vaccine. There are currently 794 people in the hospital with COVID-19, of which 159 in intensive care and 76 in need of ventilation. Of the 159 people, 114 are not vaccinated. Follow our live coverage of Wollongong’s COVID lockdown here. It may take a moment to load the blog.

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