Covid NSW: 2 people die at home as daily infections drop

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Two people with Covid died at home as NSW's daily infections continue to drop off.

The two deaths were among 10 Covid fatalities reported by NSW Health on Saturday along with 813 new local cases and one overseas acquired infection.

Six men and four women died in the 24 hours to 8pm on Friday.

One person was in their 50s, three people were in their 60s, two people were in their 70s, three people were in their 80s and one person was in their 90s.

Where Covid deaths happened

  • Five people were from southwestern Sydney

  • Two people were from western Sydney

  • One person was from Sydney’s inner city

  • One person was from the Wollongong area

  • One person was from the Lake Macquarie area

A person sits talking on their phone near a Covid-19 public notice sign at Sydney's Bondi Beach on September 24. 2021.
A person sits near a digital Covid-19 public notice sign at Bondi Beach. Source: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Of these 10 Covid deaths, four people were not vaccinated, five people had received one dose and one person had been double-dosed.

"The person who had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine was a man in his 60s from western Sydney who acquired his infection at Mount Druitt Hospital. He had underlying health conditions," NSW Health tweeted.

"Two people died at home. A man in his 60s from Sydney’s inner city tested positive to COVID-19 following his death. He was not vaccinated.

"A man in his 80s from the Lake Macquarie area was being cared for in the community by the local health district. He had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions."

It's the second day in a row NSW has seen Covid cases in the 800s with Friday's reported cases being 864.

Sadly Friday also saw another day of record deaths with 15 Covid-related fatalities.

NSW's number of total active cases since January 25, 2020 is 63,825.

The total number of Covid-19 vaccines administered in NSW is at 10,219,708 with 3,594,507 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm on Friday, and 6,625,201 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Thursday.

The latest update comes after Premier Gladys Berejikilian's bombshell resignation on Friday afternoon.

The NSW leader sensationally announced she would be resigning after the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) confirmed it would hold a public inquiry into a potential breach of public trust.

She called the decision "extremely difficult" and said it could not occur at a worse time as the state juggles a daunting Delta outbreak with reopening from lockdown.

Ms Berejiklian, who appeared close to tears at times, questioned the timing of ICAC's decision during the state's "most challenging time in the state's history".

Where 813 local Covid cases are located

  • 196 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD)

  • 155 are from Western Sydney LHD

  • 73 are from Sydney LHD

  • 72 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD

  • 71 are from South East Sydney LHD

  • 65 are from Hunter New England LHD

  • 42 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD 

  • 30 are from Central Coast LHD

  • 29 are from Northern Sydney LHD

  • 27 are from Southern NSW LHD

  • 19 are from Western NSW LHD

  • Eight are from Northern NSW LHD

  • Six are from Far West LHD

  • Three are from Murrumbidgee LHD

  • Three are from Mid North Coast LHD

  • Six are in correctional settings

  • Eight are yet to be assigned to an LHD

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