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NSW reports 260 new cases of COVID-19





NSW reports 260 new cases of COVID-19

7/12/2021

(See Translation in Arabic Section

NSW recorded 260 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. There is now a total of 31 cases of COVID-19 with the Omicron variant in NSW.

To date, no Omicron cases have been admitted to hospital in NSW for treatment of COVID-19.

Eight COVID-19 cases have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 83,383.

Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting two deaths.

A woman in her 90s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital. She was a resident of the Blacktown Terrace Care Community aged care facility, where she acquired her infection.

A man in his 90s from south-western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital. He was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions.

NSW Health expresses its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There are currently 155 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 28 people in intensive care, five of whom require ventilation.

There were 58,706 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 61,132.

The total number of Omicron cases in NSW acquired either overseas or on an international flight is 11.

All travellers arriving in NSW who have been in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini and Malawi during the 14-day period before their arrival in NSW must enter hotel quarantine for 14 days, irrespective of their vaccination status.

Anyone who has already arrived in NSW who has been in any of the eight African countries within the previous 14 days must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, and call NSW Health on 1800 943 553.

All passengers must monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again.

Any passengers arriving from overseas aged 18 years and over who are not fully vaccinated must go directly into 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine.

Penalties for non-compliance with the isolation, testing and quarantine requirements have increased to $5,000 for individuals (from $1,000), and $10,000 for corporations (from $5,000).

Across NSW, 94.7 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 92.8 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Of the people aged 12 to 15, 81.3 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 77.2 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 12,953,556, with 4,177,389 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 8,776,167 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Sunday 5 December 2021.

If you haven’t received a COVID-19 vaccination yet, please don’t delay. Even if you have had COVID-19 and recovered, you should get vaccinated.

NSW Health encourages everyone who is eligible to book into a NSW Health vaccination clinic or another provider without delay through the COVID-19 vaccine clinic finder.

There are more than 450 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week.


 














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