Illawarra Newsroom

Over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases - two deaths

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For the 24 hour period to 8pm last night, there were 2,169 new COVID-19 cases detected by PCR testing for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

NSW Health says two people from the Wollongong area have died as a result of COVID-19.

  • Wollongong Local Government Area, 1152 cases, 2500 – 194, 2502 – 118, 2505 – 31, 2506 – 47, 2508 – 31, 2515 – 49, 2516 – 29, 2517 – 67, 2518 – 126, 2519 – 103, 2525 – 59, 2526 – 105, 2530 – 193.
  • Shellharbour Local Government Area, 467 cases, 2527 – 137, 2528 – 136, 2529 – 194,
  • Shoalhaven Local Government Area, 419 cases, 2535 – 38, 2538 – 16, 2539 – 64, 2540 – 198, 2541 – 103.
  • Kiama Local Government Area, 131 cases, 2533 – 89, 2534 – 42

As increasingly people follow NSW Health’s advice to use rapid antigen tests for diagnosing COVID-19, the number of PCR tests will underestimate the true number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

There have been 19,209 community acquired COVID-19 cases reported since 16 June 2021 (cases not necessarily acquired within the Local Health District).

As at 8pm, 11 January there were 93 patients in hospital in the District as a result of COVID-19.

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To Monday 10 January across NSW, 95.1 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 93.7 per cent have received two doses.

Of the people aged 12 to 15, 81.6 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 78.1 per cent have received two doses.

Of people aged 5 to 11, 1.8 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 14,135, 854.

People are at risk of developing COVID-19 for 14 days after they were last in contact with a COVID-positive person, so it is important to take precautions during this time.

While most of the people who will become positive do so within the first week after exposure, around a quarter develop their infection in the following seven days.

If you have had a high-risk interaction with someone who has COVID-19, it is important to exercise caution and avoid high-risk settings and large indoor gatherings for 14 days after you last had contact with them.

Image: Wave FM, NSW Health Facebook