Cronulla and Caringbah areas record the highest number in shire as COVID case numbers skyrocket | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

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There are now more than 2,000 active COVID cases in the Sutherland Shire, with Cronulla and Caringbah’s postcode areas registering the highest number. NSW Health figures show that the number of active cases in shire has increased from 773 to 2002 in the last week. Active cases with postcode up to kl. 8pm on December 28: NSW Health urges anyone eligible to book into their vaccination booster shot “to best protect yourself, your loved ones and the community from the ongoing transfer”. Government leaders say the focus should not be on case numbers, but rather on the number of inpatients. Across NSW, there are 625 cases in the hospital (347 a week ago), of which 61 people (up from 45) are in intensive care, 23 require ventilation. Figures for the individual hospitals are not published. NSW registered 11,201 new cases in 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday. 157,758 tests were reported in the 24-hour period compared to the previous day’s total of 93,581.

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There are now more than 2,000 active COVID cases in the Sutherland Shire, with Cronulla and Caringbah’s postcode areas registering the highest number.

NSW Health figures show that the number of active cases in shire has increased from 773 to 2002 in the last week.

Active cases by postcode until December 20, 28:

  • 2224 (Sylvania / Southgate / Kangaroo Pt): 142
  • 2225 (Caravan Head / Oyster Bay): 70
  • 2226 (Bonnet Bay / Como / Jannali): 93
  • 2227 (gym area): 121
  • 2228 (Miranda area): 195
  • 2229 (Caringbah area): 324
  • 2230 (Cronulla / Bundeena): 425
  • 2231 (Kurnell): 24
  • 2232 (Karela / Sutherland / Woronora / Loftus): 266
  • 2233 (Engadine / Heathcote / Waterfall): 147
  • 2234 (Menai area): 196

NSW Health urges anyone eligible to book their vaccination booster shot “to best protect yourself, your loved ones and the community from the ongoing transmission”.

Government leaders say the focus should not be on case numbers, but rather on the number of inpatients.

Across NSW, there are 625 cases in the hospital (347 a week ago), of which 61 people (up from 45) are in intensive care, 23 require ventilation.

Figures for the individual hospitals are not published.

NSW registered 11,201 new cases in 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday.

157,758 tests were reported in the 24-hour period compared to the previous day’s total of 93,581.

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