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Key points from NSW Health on COVID-19 for 31 August 2021

Key points from NSW Health on COVID-19 for 31 August 2021

 

  • NSW recorded 1,164 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Sadly, three people have died, bringing the total lives lost during this outbreak to 96.
  • 67% of the adult population has now had their first dose of vaccine. We need to get to 70% and 80% as quickly as possible. With people across NSW getting vaccinated, we’re getting closer to our goal faster than we had hoped.
  • Reaching our vaccination targets will help us to move forward together, to meet with family and friends, to open our communities and get back to work.If you haven’t had your vaccine yet, please book in urgently at nsw.gov.au
  • Most new cases are still in West Sydney and Southwest Sydney. Make sure you know the lockdown rules in your area and please adhere to the advice. Areas of most concern include Guildford, Merrylands, Auburn, Greenacre, Bankstown, Blacktown and the surrounding suburbs. It is very important that vaccination rates rise in these areas.
  • We are experiencing an outbreak in the Parklea Correctional Centre in north-west of Sydney. We are working closely with correction services, vaccination is progressively rolling out and we will redouble our efforts to keep staff and prisoners safe.
  • There were 54 new cases in Western NSW, as well as cases in Far West NSW, Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, Hunter New England LHD, Central Coast LHD and Southern NSW LHD. Vaccination rates continue to climb in rural NSW.
  • Thank you to the 130,000+ people who came forward for testing yesterday. Please do not hesitate to get tested if you have even mild symptoms or are a contact of a case.
  • Thank you to all our frontline workers and health staff for supporting vulnerable patients and working to keep us safe.

 

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