• Kevin Pollard & Tony Bosworth

COVID by the numbers – Monday – 1 new Hawkesbury case and one more death at Hawkesbury Living

Welcome to Monday evening and the latest in-depth Hawkesbury numbers and COVID local news – the numbers are up to 8pm on Sunday night.

This is the most up-to-date round-up of Hawkesbury COVID numbers you can get, compiled by numbers guru Kevin Pollard using NSW Health datasets.

Our thanks, as always, to Kevin for putting the numbers together in this easily accessible format.

Coupled with our regular news updates when we hear about new COVID venues, this builds into a useful daily source of information for Hawkesbury residents.

Today’s headlines:

* 1 new case in the Hawkesbury – linked to other cases.

* There are 55 active COVID cases in the Hawkesbury (was 62 yesterday)

* A woman in her 90s who passed away at Hawkesbury Living Nursing Home in Richmond in the last 24 hours had received two doses of a COVID vaccine. This is the fourth death linked to this outbreak at the home.

* Of the 623 new NSW cases (was 667 yesterday) reported to 8pm, Sunday, October 3 - 28 (was 15 yesterday) are from Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, which includes the Hawkesbury.

* COVID tests are going down. There were 76,892 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 88,210. It is a weekend, and a long one at that, but test numbers have been falling over the last week.

* The 76,892 COVID tests yesterday was the lowest in NSW since July 19 when there were 75,845 tests.

* The highest number of tests in one day in NSW (and Australia) was 311,083 tests to 8pm on Sunday, August 22, 2021.

* 452 new cases in NSW is the lowest since 644 local cases were reported on August 17.

In NSW, by the end of today, October 4, of those aged 16 and over:

67.9% are fully vaccinated and 88.7% have had their first dose.

53.6% of 12-15 year olds have already had one dose after the first vaccine was administered in NSW for 12-15 year olds on September 13.

* NSW childcare providers are seeking legal guidance on whether they can exclude children whose parents aren’t fully vaccinated against coronavirus. Victoria has already said childcare will be available only to children of fully vaccinated parents or essential workers.

Hawkesbury postcodes with new cases in the last 24 hours

* 1 in the 2754 postcode (North Richmond, Tennyson, The Slopes)

Total active COVID cases in the Hawkesbury - and postcodes they are in

* 30 in the 2756 postcode (Windsor, Sackville, Wilberforce, Bligh Park, Clarendon, Ebenezer, Mulgrave, Pitt Town, South Windsor, Freemans Reach, McGraths Hill, Upper Colo, Central Colo, Colo Heights, Lower Portland, Glossodia) - was 36 yesterday

* 19 in the 2753 postcode (Richmond, Richmond Lowlands, Londonderry, Grose Vale, Grose Wold, Bowen Mountain, Hobartville, Yarramundi, Agnes Banks) - was 20 yesterday

* 6 in the 2754 postcode (North Richmond, Tennyson, The Slopes) - was 6 yesterday

* 0 in the 2758 postcode ((Bilpin, East Kurrajong, Kurrajong, Kurrajong Heights, Kurrajong Hills, Mountain Lagoon, Wheeny Creek Mount Tomah, Berambing, Blaxlands Ridge, Devils Wilderness) - was 0 yesterday

NSW COVID vaccination status (of cases during the Delta outbreak from June 16 until October 1)

Based on NSW Health Surveillance Reports to September 18 and cases since.

380 deaths: 71.3% not vaccinated (271 people), 16.1% had received 1 dose (61 people), 12.6% were fully vaccinated (48 people).

832 in ICU: 77.7% not vaccinated (647 people), 16.4% had received 1 dose (136 people), 5.9% were fully vaccinated (49 people).

7556 hospitalised: 72.5% not vaccinated (5,478 people), 15.2% had received 1 dose (1,149 people), 12.3% were fully vaccinated (929 people).

59,419 cases: 64.4% not vaccinated (38,266 people), 20.7% had received 1 dose (12,300 people), 14.9% were fully vaccinated (8,853 people).

There are a further 3900 COVID patients being cared for in the community (mostly at home) via 'hospital grade care'.

COVID deaths and hospital numbers – 6 deaths in the last 24 hours - one in the Hawkesbury

NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of 6 people with COVID-19 – 3 women and 3 men.

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

Three people were from south-western Sydney, two people were from western Sydney and one person was from the Nepean Blue Mountains area.

Four people were not vaccinated, one person had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and one person had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The person who had received two doses of a COVID-19 was a woman in her 90s who died at Hawkesbury Living Nursing Home in Richmond and acquired her infection there. This is the fourth death at March Street home linked to this outbreak.

A man in his 60s from south-western Sydney, who died at Campbelltown Hospital, acquired his infection at the hospital. This is the third death linked to this outbreak.

There have been 380 COVID-related deaths in NSW since this Delta outbreak started on June 16.

At least 37 of the 380 have died at home, and 20 of them didn’t know they had COVID at the time of death.

At least 48 of the 380 COVID-related deaths in NSW since June 16 were fully vaccinated.

The 48 deaths among people fully vaccinated were 2 people in their 50s, 3 people in their 60s, 15 people in their 70s, 16 people in their 80s and 12 people in their 90s.

The large majority of the people who were fully vaccinated and died of COVID had underlying health issues, over half had significant health issues.

There are 959 patients with COVID (was 981 yesterday) in hospital, with 193 (195 yesterday) people in ICU, 97 (93 yesterday) of whom require ventilation.

There are 9040 active COVID cases in NSW.

There have been 59,419 locally acquired cases reported since June 16, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

Big thanks to Kevin Pollard for crunching the numbers.

Our source information - link to NSW Health figures:


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