NSW reports another record day of Covid cases, four deaths

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  • NSW recorded 1533 cases of Covid-19

  • Four people died overnight

  • 39 per cent of NSW residents fully vaccinated

NSW has reported another record day of Covid-19 cases as the state continues to battle the deadly Delta variant.

Four people died overnight, with NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard saying none of the four people who passed away were vaccinated.

Mr Hazzard said 72 per cent of people aged over 16 had received one dose in NSW and just under 39 per cent of the state's residents fully vaccinated.

Brad Hazzard is pictured with a photo of the Sydney Opera House.
Brad Hazzard provided a Covid update for NSW on Saturday with 1533 cases reported. Source: AAP

"I want to thank all the citizens are New South Wales who have gone out and done what you need to do for yourself, for your family, for your friends, for New South Wales and indeed Australia," Mr Hazzard said. 

"I want to say to those who are still hesitating, there is no reason to hesitate."

There were almost 130,000 Covid-19 vaccinations administered on Friday, with Mr Hazzard urging anyone who is unvaccinated to take advantage of the "super Sunday" vaccination blitz, adding that anyone who lives in one of the 12 LGA areas of concern is still able to receive a jab.

"So I stress, healthcare, hospital and aged care workers can book into that super Sunday tomorrow," he said.

Majority of cases still in western Sydney 

"Unfortunately and sadly, the majority of our positive cases still continue to be in south-west and Western Sydney," Mr Hazzard said.

Of the 1,533 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, they were recorded in the following local health districts (LHDs):

  • 512 are from Western Sydney LHD 

  • 494 are from South Western Sydney LHD

  • 150 are from Sydney LHD

  • 122 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD

  • 90 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD

  • 38 are from Western NSW LHD

  • 36 are from Northern Sydney LHD

  • 17 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD

  • 15 are from Central Coast LHD

  • 15 are from Hunter New England LHD

  • 13 are in correctional settings

  • nine are from Far West LHD

22 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

Map of NSW Covid-19 case locations, cases and tests. Source: NSW Government
Map of NSW Covid-19 case locations, cases and tests. Source: NSW Government

NSW Health's Dr Jeremy McAnulty called for additional testing in several towns where virus fragments were detected, including:

  • Tamworth

  • Glen Innes

  • Port Stephens

  • Cooma

  • Kempsey

"If you live in one of those communities, please be very aware, come forward for testing even with the mildest of symptoms," Dr McAnulty urged. 

Dr Jeremy McAnulty reminded people the virus was infecting people of all ages and genders.

"It is important that people realise, particularly young people who may think they are invulnerable to Covid — they are not," he said.

"We are seeing people in their 20s and 30s in intensive care, requiring ventilation from time to time.

"It is a serious disease and that is why immunisation is just so important."

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