NSW latest Covid-19 update as at 21 June

NSW recorded two locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, both of which were announced yesterday morning.

NSW Health has also been notified of two new locally acquired cases overnight. These cases will be included in tomorrow’s numbers.

Five new overseas-acquired cases were recorded in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,460.

There were 25,252 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 24,468.

NSW Health urges the community to come forward for testing in greater numbers as high testing numbers are vital in detecting cases of COVID-19 in order to prevent further transmission.

Anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms is urged to get tested without delay and isolate until a negative result is received. People in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and the Wollongong area are asked to be especially vigilant for the onset of symptoms.

In the week ending Sunday 20 June, NSW Health administered 90,485 vaccines. This is the highest number of vaccines administered by NSW Health in a week and includes 36,515 vaccines administered at the Sydney Olympic Park vaccination centre.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 1,897,131 with 676,080 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,221,051 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Saturday 19 June.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)5,460
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56
Total tests carried out6,453,833
Total vaccinations administered in NSW1,897,131

There are now 11 cases linked to the Bondi cluster. Of the two locally acquired cases to 8pm last night:

  • One is a woman in her 50s from Sydney’s south. She is a close contact of a previously reported case and has been in isolation.
  • One is a man in his 50s from the Sutherland Shire. He is a close contact of a previously reported case and has been in isolation.

Of the two locally acquired cases notified overnight:

  • One is a woman in her 50s from Sydney’s northern suburbs. She is a close contact of a previously reported case and has been in isolation.
  • One is a man in his 30s from Sydney’s eastern suburbs. He is a close contact of a previously reported case and has been in isolation.

These two cases will be included in Tuesday’s numbers.

NSW Health is asking anyone who was in Westfield Bondi Junction (including the car park) on June 12 and June 13 at any stage on those days to get tested for COVID-19. Only people with symptoms and those in specific exposure venues at the listed times are asked to test and isolate.

People who do not have symptoms and have not been at the specific exposure venues at the listed times do not need to isolate, however everyone is strongly urged to avoid gatherings and minimise their movements, such as not attending the cinemas or trips to the ski fields. If you can work from home, please do so.

This broader surveillance testing will help NSW Health to determine the extent of potential transmission at Westfield Bondi Junction. Detecting any cases early is critical to prevent ongoing transmission.

Anyone who attended the following new venue of concern at the times listed is a close contact and must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result:

​Suburb​Venue​Address​Date and time
TempeSalvos Stores 7 Bellevue Street Tuesday 15 June

9am – 5pm

Saturday 19 June

9am – 5pm

Anyone who attended the following new venue of concern at the times listed is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and immediately get tested and isolate if they develop

​Suburb​Venue​Address​Date and time
Baulkham HillsBP service station134 Seven Hills Road Sunday 13 June

11.55am – 12.05pm

Venues of concern are being identified as case investigations continue, and the list of venues is continuing to be updated. Please check the NSW Health website regularly and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern.

Masks are now mandatory on public transport in Greater Sydney and the Blue Mountains, and the Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas.

In addition, masks are now mandatory in all public indoor venues in the City of Sydney, Waverley, Randwick, Canada Bay, Inner West, Bayside, and Woollahra local government areas. These venues include retail, theatres, aged care facilities and masks are also mandatory for front-of-house hospitality staff.

NSW Health continues to remind people to avoid non-essential visits to aged care and disability facilities, but if visiting, wear a mask and limit visits to two people per day.

NSW Health’s ongoing Sewage Surveillance Program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Brooklyn sewage treatment plant.

The Brooklyn catchment serves about 1,000 people and covers suburbs including Dangar Island, Cowan, Brooklyn, Mooney Mooney, and Cheerio Point.

There was also a detection at the Camellia North and Camelia South pumping stations in Sydney’s western suburbs.

The Camellia North and South catchments serve about 109,600 people and covers suburbs including Camellia, Harris Park, Granville, South Granville, Mays Hill, Merrylands, Merrylands West, North Parramatta, Parramatta, South Wentworthville, Westmead, Guildford West, Sydney Olympic Park, Newington, Holroyd, Clyde, Auburn, Old Guildford, Guildford, Silverwater, Rosehill, Rydalmere.

People who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may continue to shed virus fragments into the wastewater system for several weeks after they are no longer infectious.

NSW Health urges everyone in these areas to be especially vigilant for any cold like symptoms. If they appear, please immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.

NSW Health is treating 46 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care. Most cases (96 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster281,652
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00451
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing022
Under initial investigation000

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.

*notified from 8pm 19 June 2021 to 8pm 20 June 2021

**from 8pm 14 June 2021 to 8pm 20 June 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSWDoses past 7 days*All doses
NSW Health – first doses38,340443,330
NSW Health – second doses52,145232,750

* notified to week ending 20 June 2021

Note: NSW Health’s vaccination clinics generally operate Monday to Friday. Therefore, there may be limited or no vaccines administered on weekend days and public holidays due to planned closures.

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