Covid NSW: Cases drop as state inches towards vaccine milestone

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NSW reported a drop in Covid-19 cases on Monday, as the state inches towards hitting its first major vaccine milestone.

NSW Health reported 623 cases of locally acquired cases. An additional six people lost their lives in Covid related deaths.

One person was in their 40s, three people were in their 60s, one person was in their 70s and one person was in their 90s.

NSW Covid-19 update.
NSW cases are declining but regional cases continue to bubble up. Source: Getty

Where Covid deaths happened

  • Three people were from south-western Sydney

  • Two people were from western Sydney

  • One person was from the Nepean Blue Mountains area.

Four people were not vaccinated, one person had received one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, and one person was fully vaccinated. 

One woman in her 90s died at Hawkesbury Living Nursing Home, which is the fourth death linked to this outbreak.

A man in his 60s from south-western Sydney, who died at Campbelltown Hospital, acquired his infection at the hospital. This is the third death linked to this outbreak.

There have been 378 Covid-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 434 in total since the start of the pandemic.

Vaccination rate on cusp of 70 per cent milestone

Across NSW, 88.4 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, and 67.1 per cent are fully vaccinated. 

The state will see significant easing of rules the Monday after the 70 per cent double-dose target is hit. 

Another senior member of NSW government resigns

The latest update comes as the NSW Deputy Premier and Nationals leader, John Barilaro, has announced his resignation from state parliament.

Mr Barilaro said as the state prepares to emerge from Covid lockdown, it was time for a "refresh".

"I have decided now is the right time for me to hand the reins over to new leadership, and resign as Deputy Premier of NSW," he said in a statement.

"Serving as Deputy Premier of NSW, as Leader of the NSW Nationals and as the Member for Monaro has been the honour and privilege of a lifetime."

Where the 623 Covid cases are located

While cases are declining in Greater Sydney, more infections are being detected in regional parts of the state.

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

  • 103 are from Western Sydney LHD

  • 77 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD

  • 59 are from Hunter New England LHD, 52 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD

  • 51 are from Sydney LHD

  • 32 are from Central Coast LHD

  • 25 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD

  • 23 are from Western NSW LHD, 21 are from Southern NSW LHD

  • 18 are from Northern Sydney LHD, four are from Northern NSW LHD

  • Three are from Mid North Coast LHD

  • One is from Murrumbidgee LHD, one is from Far West LHD

  • Three are in correctional settings

  • Six are yet to be assigned to an LHD

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