NSW latest Covid update as at 26 July

NSW recorded 145 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of these locally acquired cases, 66 are linked to a known case or cluster – 57 are household contacts and nine are close contacts – and the source of infection for 79 cases is under investigation.

Fifty-eight cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 25 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Fifty-one cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 11 cases remains under investigation.

Six 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 7,753.

There have been 2,226 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in the Bondi cluster was reported.

Sadly, NSW Health was notified of two COVID-related deaths, which were announced yesterday. There have now been eight COVID-related deaths in NSW during this current outbreak.

There are currently 156 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 44 people in intensive care, 18 of whom require ventilation.

There were 98,158 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 102,233.

NSW Health administered 15,448 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 5,754 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

NSW Health administered a record 156,760 vaccines in the week ending Sunday 25 July, including 55,182 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 3,470,280, with 1,345,647 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 2,124,633 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Saturday 24 July 2021.

CasesCount
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 7,753
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 64
Total tests carried out 8,601,718
Total vaccinations administered in NSW3,470,280

Of the 145 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 72 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 32 are from Western Sydney LHD, 23 are from Sydney LHD, 10 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, five are from Northern Sydney LHD, one is from Central Coast LHD, one is from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD and one is from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD.

NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the sewage treatment plant at Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands. There are no known cases in this area.

Moss Vale sewage treatment plant serves about 9,000 people in the area.

Everyone in the area is asked to be especially vigilant for any symptoms that could signal COVID-19, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received. If symptoms appear again, please be tested and isolate again.

NSW Health continues to urge everyone throughout NSW, to get tested immediately if they have even the mildest of symptoms and isolate until they receive a negative result. High rates of testing are critical to detecting transmission and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the community.

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 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 infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas 6 133,342
Interstate 0091
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 665383,317
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster01453
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 79322550
Under initial investigation000
Total 1518747,753

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

*notified from 8pm 24 July 2021 to 8pm 25 July 2021 

**from 8pm 19 July 2021 to 8pm 25 July 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSWDoses past 24 hours*All doses
NSW Health – first doses 6,183  856,747
NSW Health – second doses  9,265  488,900
Total 15,448  1,345,647

*notified from 8pm 24 July 2021 to 8pm 25 July 2021

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

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