NSW recorded 207 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Of these locally acquired cases, 105 are linked to a known case or cluster – 92 are household contacts and 13 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 102 cases is under investigation.
Eighty-nine cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 21 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Fifty-one cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 46 cases remains under investigation.
Two new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is now 9,171.
Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of a COVID-19-related death. A man in his 90s from south west Sydney died yesterday at Liverpool Hospital. He had received one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
NSW Health expresses its sincere sympathy to his family and friends.
This is the 15th COVID-19 related death during the current outbreak. There have now been 71 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic.
There have been 3,634 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this recent outbreak was reported.
There are currently 232 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 54 people in intensive care, 25 of whom require ventilation.
There were a record 117,009 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 105,963.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||9,171|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||71|
|Total tests carried out||9,297,828|
|Total vaccinations administered in NSW||3,932,108|
NSW Health administered 14,497 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 5,809 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.
NSW Health administered a record 164,059 vaccines in the week ending Sunday 1 August, including 54,153 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 3,932,108 with 1,509,706 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 2,422,402 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Saturday, 31July 2021.
Of the 207 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 83 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 53 are from Western Sydney LHD, 48 are from Sydney LHD, 17 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD and six are from Northern Sydney LHD.
Four of the new cases to 8pm last night were residents at Wyoming Residential Aged Care Facility in Summer Hill. This brings the total linked to this facility to 14, including 13 residents and one staff member.
A confirmed case attended Sydney International Airport Terminal 1 on Wednesday 28 July and Thursday 29 July between 5am to 1pm. Close contacts have been identified, however as a precaution, anyone who attended the terminal on these dates should monitor for symptoms, and if they appear, immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.
Fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 were detected for a second time in the sewage system at Molong Sewage Treatment Plant. This catchment has about 1,700 people. NSW Health is aware of a case in area, however this case does not live within the catchment.
NSW Health is concerned that the detection could signal undetected cases in the community and asks people in these areas to be alert for any symptoms that could signal COVID 19, including sore throat, runny nose, cough, fever or headache. If symptoms appear, please isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.
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 more than 410 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|
|Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster||105||762||4,191|
|Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster||0||9||464|
|Locally acquired – investigation ongoing||102||577||1,071|
|Under initial investigation||0||0||0|
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 31 July 2021 to 8pm 1 August 2021
**from 8pm 26 July 2021 to 8pm 1 August 2021
COVID-19 vaccination update
|COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSW||Doses past 24 hours*||All doses|
|NSW Health – first doses||5,398||939,582|
|NSW Health – second doses||9,099||570,124|
*notified from 8pm 31 July 2021 to 8pm 1 August 2021
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