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Key points from NSW Health on COVID-19 for 20 October 2021

Key points from NSW Health on COVID-19 for 20 October 2021
·        Across NSW, more than 11.75 million vaccines have now been administered! 92.3% of people over 16 have received a first dose, and 81.6% have received both doses.
·        75.5% of 12-15 year olds have received one dose and 38.2% are now fully vaccinated. Let’s get this rate as high as our adult population and keep our schools as safe as possible
·        There were 283 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 reported in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.Sadly, seven people have died.
  • Thank you for continuing to come forward for testing. It remains critical that anyone who has any symptoms or is a close or casual contact of a person with COVID-19, isolates and is tested immediately, even if you are fully vaccinated.
·        We are concerned about sewage detection in areas with no known cases, including Wagga Wagga (Kooringal catchment), Woolgoolga and Jerildie. Everyone in these areas is urged to monitor for the onset of symptoms.
·        The vast majority of people currently in intensive care have not been vaccinated, again highlighting the important role that vaccines play in keeping us safe.
  • Thank you for your outstanding efforts in getting vaccinated, following the health advice and continuing to come forward to get tested.
  • As we transition to living with COVID it is very important that we continue to maintain high testing rates, remain cautious and remember to practice COVID-safe behaviours to keep cases as low as possible.
  • We all have a role in protecting ourselves, our loved ones and the broader community, and our actions can save lives.
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