NSW Health have given their formal Covid update via a live video stream, confirming that 11 people lost their life overnight, bringing the overall deaths related to this outbreak to 481.
Fiver people were from south-west Sydney, three from western Sydney and three from south-eastern Sydney. Four were unvaccinated, four had received a single dose and three were fully vaccinated.
A woman in her 80s died at the Hardi Guildford Aged Care Facility, where she acquired her infection. Hers is the sixth death associated with an outbreak at the facility.
Another woman in her 80’s died at Allity Beechwood Aged Care Facility, where she also acquired her infection, becoming the fifth death linked to the outbreak at this facility.
Overnight, there were also just under 80,000 tests, which is still relatively high, but a drop downwards compared to the high testing numbers we saw weeks ago.
NSW Health’s Dr Jeremy McAnulty’s also announced the states vaccination rates, with NSW now sitting at 89.8% first dose and 71.5% double dose, steaming toward the 90% first dose mark.
Finally, McAnulty also said that the virus had been detected in sewage in West Wyalong in the Riverina region, Dungog in the Hunter New England region, Crescent Head on the mid north coast, Ballina on the far north coast, Gulargambone in western NSW and Merimbula in southern NSW. All residents are encouraged to get tested if they feel any relevant symptoms.
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