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10 deaths, 594 new COVID-19 cases in NSW

NSW recorded 10 deaths and 594 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

The deaths of the 10 people included seven men and three women.

One person was in their 40s, one person was in their 60s, four people were in their 70s, two people were in their 80s, and two people were in their 90s.

Five people were from south western Sydney, three people were from western Sydney, one person was from Wollongong and one person was from the Edward River region.

Three people were not vaccinated, four people had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and three people had received two doses.

Three people - a man in his 60s and two men in their 80s - acquired their infections at the Allity Beechwood aged care facility in Revesby. These are the first deaths linked to an outbreak at this facility.

A man in his 70s died at Westmead Hospital. His death is linked to an outbreak at the Northcourt aged care facility in North Parramatta. This is the second death linked to this outbreak.

A woman in her 70s from the Edward River region died at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. She acquired her infection in the community before being transferred to Melbourne for further specialist care.

Of the 594 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night:

  • 144 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD),
  • 95 are from Western Sydney LHD,
  • 93 are from Hunter New England LHD,
  • 55 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD,
  • 51 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD,
  • 44 are from Sydney LHD,
  • 33 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD,
  • 30 are from Central Coast LHD,
  • 15 are from Northern Sydney LHD,
  • 12 are from Southern NSW LHD,
  • eight are from Western NSW LHD,
  • three are from Northern NSW LHD,
  • two are from Mid North Coast LHD,
  • one is from Murrumbidgee LHD,
  • one is from Far West LHD,
  • two are in correctional settings, and
  • five are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

There have been 395 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since the outbreak started in June and 451 in total since the start of the pandemic.

IN OTHER NEWS:

There are currently 959 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 188 people in intensive care, 93 of whom require ventilation.

There have been 60,596 locally acquired cases reported since June 16, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There were 90,680 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 85,642.

NSW Health administered 22,987 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Across NSW, 88.6 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 67.7 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11.59pm on Monday October 4, 2021.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 10,459,088 with 3,663,252 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 6,795,836 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on October 4.

No new cases were acquired overseas, 14 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 66,267.