Illawarra Newsroom

Illawarra Shoalhaven COVID-19 cases drop below 1,000

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For the 24 hour period to 8pm last night, there were 915 new COVID-19 cases recorded for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

  • Wollongong Local Government Area, 505 cases, 2500 – 121, 2502 – 18, 2505 – four, 2506 – eight, 2508 – 31, 2515 – 36, 2516 – 30, 2517 – 28, 2518 – 46, 2519 – 40, 2525 – 48, 2526 – 44,  2530 – 51
  • Shellharbour Local Government Area, 168 cases, 2527 – 34, 2528 – 57, 2529 – 77
  • Shoalhaven Local Government Area, 95 cases, 2535 – 11, 2538 – two, 2539 – 13, 2540 – 42, 2541 – 27
  • Kiama Local Government Area, 147 cases, 2533 – 109, 2534 – 38

 There have been 11,590 total community acquired COVID-19 cases reported since 16 June 2021 (cases not necessarily acquired within the Local Health District).

As at 8pm, 6 January there were 49 patients in hospital in the District as a result of COVID-19 (please note, this total may include patients who are no longer COVID-19 positive.)

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There are currently 1,738 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 134 people in intensive care, 33 of whom require ventilation.

To Wednesday 5 January across NSW, 95.1 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 93.6 per cent have received two doses.

Of the people aged 12 to 15, 81.4 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 78.1 per cent have received two doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 13,885,958.

Booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine are now available for people aged 18 and over.

People aged 18 years and over are eligible for a booster if they had their second dose at least four months ago.

We urge people to get their booster dose as soon as they are eligible, to best protect themselves, their loved ones and the community from the ongoing transmission of COVID-19.

We also strongly recommend that people aged 12 years and over who are severely immunocompromised have a third primary dose of vaccine from two months after their second dose.

Image: Wave FM, NSW Health Facebook