NSW latest Covid-19 update as at 4 July

NSW recorded 16 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, 14 of which are linked to previously confirmed cases.

No new overseas-acquired cases were recorded in the same period. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 5,753.

There have been 277 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case of the Bondi cluster, a driver who transported international flight crew, was reported. Of these, 222 have a direct epidemiological link to other cases in the cluster, and a further 38 have direct links to other known cases.

There were 45,079 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 56,331.

NSW Health administered 15,280 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 7,168 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.  

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 2,377,391, with 908,301 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,469,090 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Friday 2 July.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,753
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 7,159,692
Total vaccinations administered in NSW 2,377,391

Of today’s 16 new locally acquired cases, 13 were in isolation throughout their infectious periods and one case was in isolation for part of their infectious period. Two cases were infectious in the community.

Three of today’s new cases – a woman in her 80s, a man in his 80s, and a man in his 90s – are residents of the SummitCare Baulkham Hills aged care facility.

All three are fully vaccinated, but out of an abundance of caution, they have been offered transfer to Westmead Hospital for observation. No further residents have tested positive to date.

These three cases were identified following investigation and testing of contacts of a previously reported case in a healthcare worker. Two of this person’s social contacts, who are aged care workers, became infected and worked at SummitCare Baulkham Hills while infectious.

There is one new case associated with the birthday party at West Hoxton, bringing the total number of cases associated with the party to 43.

There are three further cases associated with Great Ocean Foods, bringing the total number of cases linked to this location to 27.

NSW Health is advising anyone who visited the Commonwealth Bank at Roselands Shopping Centre, 24 Roselands Drive, on Monday 28 June from 8am to 5pm, Tuesday 29 June from 8am to 5pm and/or Wednesday 30 June from 8am to 3.30pm that they are a close contact and must get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result. Please call 1800 943 553 unless you have already been contacted by NSW Health.

To keep our community safe, please follow NSW Health advice. If you are directed to get tested for COVID‑19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the rules whether or not the venue or exposure setting is listed on the NSW Health website.

Please check the NSW Government website regularly and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern or travelled on a public transport route at the same time as a confirmed case of COVID-19. This list is being updated regularly as case investigations proceed.

NSW Health reminds people who have recently travelled from the Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria to regularly check local health websites to see if they have visited any of the venues of concern, and if so, immediately follow the relevant public health advice.

If you are in NSW and have attended any of the venues identified by interstate public health authorities at the times and dates listed, please contact NSW Health immediately on 1800 943 553.

NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected traces of the virus that causes COVID-19 at a number of locations around Sydney. A detection at St Marys sewage treatment plant is of particular concern, as there are no known cases in this catchment.

St Marys covers about 150,000 people in suburbs including Kemps Creek, Ropes Crossing, Werrington County, Werrington, North St Marys, Claremont Meadows, St Clair, Oxley Park, Colyton, Cambridge Gardens, Cambridge Park, Penrith, South Penrith, Werrington Downs, Orchard Hills, Kingswood, Caddens, Erskine Park, Shanes Park, Llandilo, Jordan Springs, St Marys, Horsley Park, Eastern Creek and those in the Ropes Creek sewage network area Minchinbury, Dharruk, Hassall Grove, Blackett, Bidwill, Plumpton, Oakhurst, Hebersham, Emerton, Ropes Crossing, North St Marys, St Clair, Oxley Park, Colyton, Mount Druitt, Rooty Hill, Lethbridge Park, Tregear, Whalan, Erskine Park, Shalvey, Willmot, Shanes Park, Marsden Park, St Marys and Eastern Creek.

Anyone who lives or works in or around these areas is asked to be particularly vigilant for any symptoms that could signal COVID-19, and if they appear, immediately get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.

There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit the testing clinics webpage or contact your GP.

NSW Health is treating 207 COVID-19 cases. Five of these are in intensive care and none require ventilation. Most cases (90 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 infection

Cases past 24 hours*

Cases past 7 days**

All cases

Overseas0253,290
Interstate0091
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster141441,901
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00451
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing21720
Under initial investigation000
Total 16 186 5,753

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

*notified from 8pm 2 July 2021 to 8pm 3 July 2021 

**from 8pm 27 June 2021 to 8pm 3 July 2021

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