Monday 13 September 2021

  • 46.2% of the population aged over 16 in NSW are fully vaccinated.
  • 78.5% of the same population have received their first dose.
  • We are seeing stabilisation within many of the LGAs of concern, which is promising.
  • However, there is an increase in cases within the inner Sydney areas of Glebe and Redfern. 
  • We are seeing a stabilisation in the regions.
  • However, in the Hunter Region, the Central Coast, and Wollongong have seen an increase in cases.
  • There has been an easing of restrictions from today.
  • However, it is way too early for any of us to become complacent.
  • Don’t assume that once we reach 80% that unvaccinated people will have their freedoms increased.
  • From today, 12-15 year olds will have access to Pfizer at GP clinics.
  • From next week, Moderna will be available at pharmacists for 12-15 year olds. 
  • Currently, 1,189 people with COVID have been admitted to hospital in NSW.
  • 222 of these cases are in intensive care (94 requiring ventilation).
  • 7 deaths were recorded yesterday.
    • Two men in their 90s (both vaccinated, both with underlying health conditions).
    • One man in his 80s (unvaccinated with underlying health conditions).
    • One woman in her 60s (unvaccinated).
    • Two men in their 80s (both vaccinated, both with underlying health conditions).
    • One woman in her 90s (unvaccinated with underlying health conditions).
  • Positive sewerage detection in Yass, Eden, Tamworth, Dunbogan, Corowa, Gerroa, and Brookland. 
  • If you live in one of these areas, you, in particular, should get tested and get vaccinated.

Sunday 12 September 2021

  • 45.6% of our population aged over 16 is now fully vaccinated.
  • 78% of the population aged over 16 in NSW have had at least one dose.
  • 7 deaths were recorded yesterday.
  • One man in his 20s (unvaccinated with underlying health conditions), one woman in her 40s, one woman in her 50s, one man in his 50s, one man in his 70s, one man in his 80s, one woman in her 80s. 
  • There are currently 1,206 people with COVID-19 that have been admitted to hospital in NSW.
  • 220 people of these cases are in intensive care (92 requiring ventilation). 
  • There has been some case stabilisation in the Local Government Areas of concern.
  • However, we have seen an increase in cases in the areas of Glebe, Camperdown, Redfern, and Waterloo. 
  • Redfern Community Centre is a new walk-in vaccination site that is open 7 days a week from 10 am until 4 pm.
    • No appointment or Medicare card needed.
    • Visit today at 29-53 Hugo Street, Redfern.
  • Priority Pfizer vaccination appointments are available at various vaccination hubs for 16-59 year olds (even if you don’t live in an LGA of concern). Locations include:
    • Wests Ashfield Leagues (115 Liverpool Road, Ashfield) – Sunday 12 September
    • Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre (150 Belmore Road North, Riverwood) – Tuesday 14 September, Wednesday 15 September, and Thursday 16 September
    • Club Burwood (96 Shaftesbury Road, Burwood) – Wednesday 15 September and Thursday 16 September
    • The National Centre for Indigenous Excellence (166-180 George Street, Redfern) – Monday 13 September – Saturday 18 September, Thursday 23 September – Saturday 25 September, and Thursday 30 September – Saturday 2 October
  • Positive sewerage detection in Moruya, Port Macquarie, Trangie, Young, Brookland, Gerroa, Eden, Yass, Corowa, Tamworth, Dunbogan and Dungog. 
    • The level of positive sewerage detection is particularly concerning in Yass.
  • If you live in one of these areas, please come forward for testing and vaccination.

Saturday 11 September 2021

  • NSW has just passed the 8 million doses mark.
  • Yesterday, NSW Health, GPs, and pharmacists administered 114,536 jabs.
  • 26,264 of these doses were administered in regional and rural NSW.
  • 77.3% of the NSW population have had their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 44.5% are fully vaccinated.
  • 8 deaths were recorded yesterday.
  • Two men in their 70s, one man in his 30s, one man in his 40s, two women in their 80s, one man in his 80s, and one man in his 50s. 
  • All were unvaccinated and had underlying health conditions.
  • To date, there have been 226 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since the start of the pandemic.
  • As of 12:01 this morning, certain parts of Regional NSW were taken out of the state-wide lockdown. 
  • There are currently 1,164 people with COVID-19 admitted to hospital in NSW.
  • 221 of these cases are in intensive care (94 requiring ventilation).
  • Positive sewerage detection in Byron BayBangalow, Jindabyne, Harden, Moruya, Yass, Port Macquarie, Trangie, and Young.
  • Sydney suburbs with the highest case rates include Auburn, Greenacre, Merrylands, Liverpool, Punchbowl, Granville, Bankstown, and Guildford. 
  • If you live in one of these areas, you, in particular, should get tested and get vaccinated.

Friday 10 September 2021

Thursday 9 September 2021

  • Today the roadmap for the freedoms we will see in NSW once we reach 70% has been launched. 
  • Yesterday, just over 107,000 people came forward to get vaccinated.
  • Whilst we have 42.7% of our population fully vaccinated, there is still some time before we can look forward to seeing more freedoms once we reach that “magic 70%”. 
  • We know that case numbers are likely to peak in the next week or so and our hospital system will be under great stress in October.
  • Any person who is fully vaccinated will be able to enjoy the new freedoms NSW will see once we reach 70% double doses.
  • However, if there is a concentration of infection within a specific area or an unanticipated outbreak, NSW Health can restrict movement in that area and give advice to the Government to ensure that there is not a surge that will overwhelm our hospital system. 
  • From 13 September, vaccine appointments will be made available for 12-15 year olds.
  • At 80% double doses, there will be even more freedoms (including the prospect of international travel).
  • The easing of restrictions will be effective from the Monday after we reach 70% double doses. 
  • The reopening of schools on the fixed date of the 25th of October (for Kindergarten and Year One) will give certainty to students and school staff to get our children back in face-to-face learning.
  • There are currently 202 cases in ICU.
  • The vast majority of these cases are unvaccinated.
  • 5 deaths were recorded yesterday.
    • One man in his 80s (fully vaccinated with significant underlying health conditions)
    • Two women in their 70s (unvaccinated with significant underlying health conditions)
    • One man in his 80s (unvaccinated with significant underlying health conditions)
    • One woman in her 40s (unvaccinated with significant underlying health conditions)
  • Case rates remain high in Cumberland, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool. 
  • Upswing in cases in the Inner-West, Glebe, and Marrickville. 
  • We are also seeing an increase in cases in the Central Coast and Wollongong.
  • If you live in one of these areas, you in particular should both get tested and get vaccinated.
  • Parts of regional NSW currently deemed low risk and which have seen zero COVID cases for at least 14 days will emerge from lockdown at 12:01 am Saturday 11 September, but will continue to operate under restrictions to ensure the safety of regional communities.
  • However, some parts will remain in lockdown.

Wednesday 8 September 2021

  • 75% of the population over 16 in NSW have now had their first dose of the vaccine.
  • 42% of the same population are now fully vaccinated.
  • There are currently 11,000 people with COVID-19 who are being cared for by NSW Health.
  • Over 90% of those people are being cared for in the community or in NSW Health’s special health accommodation.
  • There are currently 1,136 people with COVID-19 admitted to hospital.
  • 194 people are in intensive care (78 requiring ventilation).
  • 158 of the 194 are unvaccinated.
  • Nine deaths were recorded yesterday.
  • One man in his 60s, one man in his 90s, one man in his 20s, one man in his 80s, one woman in her 60s, two men in their 70s, one man in his 80s, one man in his 40s.
  • Seven of the nine deaths were unvaccinated (including the young man in his 20s). 
  • One had one dose of the vaccine.
  • One was fully vaccinated.
  • Each person had significant underlying health conditions.
  • Positive sewerage detection in Bonny Hills.
  • People in the following areas should urgently come forward for testing and vaccination:
    • Glebe;
    • Waterloo;
    • Redfern, and
    • Marrickville. 
  • The Sydney Local Health District has set up some special priority Pfizer clinics where bookings can be made for anyone between the ages of 16-59 (even if they do not live in a Local Government Area of concern). 
  • These priority Pfizer vaccination clinics can be found at the following locations:

Tuesday 7 September 2021

  • The NSW average for first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine is now over 74%.
  • Standout first-dose vaccination rates in hotspot areas include the LGAs of Blacktown (over 85%), Camden (over 86%), Campbelltown (over 82%), Parramatta (over 81%), Canterbury-Bankstown (over 76%), and Dubbo (over 77%). 
  • While these numbers are promising, with first-dose vaccination rates being this high in some areas and the state average being 74%, this means that there are some communities lagging behind. 
  • The freedoms that will come once 70% of the population is fully vaccinated will only be extended to those who have had both doses.
  • Don’t be left behind. Click here to find where to book your vaccination.
  • Currently 192 cases in ICU (75 requiring ventilation).
  • These patients are across all age groups. 
  • Youth is not an excuse to be complacent. 
  • 8 deaths were recorded yesterday:
    • one woman in her 70s (unvaccinated with underlying health conditions);
    • one man in his 90s (unvaccinated with underlying health conditions);
    • one man in his 50s (unvaccinated);
    • one man in his 90s (fully vaccinated with significant underlying health conditions);
    • one woman in her 70s (unvaccinated with underlying health conditions);
    • one man in his 70s (unvaccinated with underlying health conditions);
    • one man in his 80s (unvaccinated with underlying health conditions);
    • and one man in his 60s (only one dose of the vaccine with underlying health conditions). 
  • Areas with the highest case rates include:
    • Guildford;
    • Auburn;
    • Merrylands;
    • Greenacre;
    • Bankstown;
    • Liverpool;
    • Yagoona;
    • Punchbowl;
    • Dubbo;
    • Bass Hill; and
    • Granville. 
  • There is also a rise in numbers throughout the Central Coast. 
  • If you live in one of these areas, please come forward for testing even with the mildest of symptoms. 

Click here to access previous Press Conference updates from the NSW Government.

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