Illawarra Newsroom

NSW COVID-19 update shows cases falling

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NSW recorded 1,127 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of the 1,127 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 17 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, four are from Southern LHD.

Eight new cases were acquired overseas, one new case was acquired in Victoria, and 28 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 45,593.

NSW Health has been notified of the deaths of two people who had COVID-19.

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

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

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Across NSW, 78.8 per cent of the over-16 population has received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 46.5 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11:59pm on Sunday 12 September 2021.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 8,235,534.

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.

Image: Wave FM, NSW Health Facebook