NSW latest Covid update as at 16 September

NSW recorded 1,351 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. 

No new cases were acquired overseas, and 17 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 48,152.

Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of the deaths of 12 people who had COVID-19.

A man in his 90s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital. He acquired his infection at the Hardi Guildford Aged Care Facility. This is the second death linked to the outbreak at this facility.

A man in his 60s from western Sydney died at Northern Beaches Hospital.

A man in his 60s from south-western Sydney died at Northern Beaches Hospital.  

A woman in her 80s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

A woman in her 80s from south-western Sydney died at Concord Hospital.

A woman in her 60s from south-eastern Sydney died at Prince of Wales Hospital. 

A man in his 40s from western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital.

A woman in her 80s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

A woman in her 70s from western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital.

A man in his 70s from south-western Sydney died at Campbelltown Hospital.A woman in her 60s from south-western Sydney died at home.

A man in his 50s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 210 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 266 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 42,511 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 1,231 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 231 people in intensive care, 108 of whom require ventilation.

There were 129,266 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 137,498.

Cases​Count​
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 48,152
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)266
Total tests carried out15,325,753
Total vaccinations administered in NSW8,456,255

NSW Health administered 29,976 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 4,721 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

Across NSW, 80.1 per cent of the over-16 population has received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 48.5 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11:59pm on Tuesday 14 September 2021.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 8,456,255, with 3,118,159 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 5,338,096 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Tuesday 14 September 2021.

Of the 1,351 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 453 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 337 are from Western Sydney LHD, 163 are from Sydney LHD, 154 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 59 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 44 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 37 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 27 are from Western NSW LHD, 23 are from Central Coast LHD, 16 are from Hunter New England LHD, three are from Southern NSW LHD, two are from Far West LHD, one is from Northern NSW LHD, 18 are in correctional settings and 14 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has recently detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Gunnedah, Inverell and Hunter Karuah sewage treatment plants in Hunter New England LHD, the Coffs Harbour sewage treatment plants in Mid North Coast LHD, the Cowra and Young sewage treatment plants in Western NSW LHD and the Narooma sewage treatment plant in Southern NSW LHD. 

No recent cases have been identified in these areas, so everyone is urged to monitor for the onset of symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

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.

It remains vital that anyone who has any symptoms or is a close or casual contact of a person with COVID-19, isolates and is tested immediately. When testing clinics are busy, please ensure you stay in line, identify yourself to staff and tell them that you have symptoms or are a contact of a case.

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.

There are 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infection Cases past 24 hours* Cases past 7 days** All cases
Overseas0163,448
Interstate0399
Locally acquired1,3519,24644,605
Total 1,351 9,265 48,152

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

*notified from 8pm 14 September 2021 to 8pm 15 September 2021 

**from 8pm 9 September 2021 to 8pm 15 September 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSW Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses11,1392,006,504
NSW Health – second doses 18,8371,111,655
Total 29,976 3,118,159

*notified from 8pm 14 September 2021 to 8pm 15 September 2021 

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rate Total*
 All providers – first doses80.1%
All providers – fully vaccinated 48.5%

*to 11.59pm 14 September 2021

 A video of today’s press conference will be uploaded to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – press conferences and video updates.

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