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COVID by the numbers – Monday – 4 new Hawkesbury cases – learn to live alongside virus, says Premier

Welcome to Monday afternoon 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:

* Premier Dominic Perrottet warned on the first day of reopening NSW, that it will lead to an increase in COVID infections and hospitalisations but the government had invested "significant amounts" in the health system. "But we can't stay closed. We need to learn to live alongside the virus," Mr Perrottet said.

* Today there are 4 new COVID cases in the Hawkesbury – 2 are from an unknown source and not linked.

* There are 17 active COVID cases in the Hawkesbury (was 15 yesterday)

Premier Perrottet and Ministers have a drink to celebrate NSW opening up. You cannot 'vertically drink' at a pub or bar. Under the current rules, you must be seated...wonder if they'll cop a fine...

* There are 320 active COVID cases (was 338 yesterday) in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, which includes the Hawkesbury.

* There was no COVID health update for the first time since the early days of the Delta outbreak although the Premier did hold a 10am press conference (and had a beer and a haircut) where he briefly touched on the numbers, although there was no detail.

* Every LGA in NSW has now passed 70% first dose except Edward River (which includes the town of Deniliquin) on 62.7%.

* Cases in Singapore the last 7 days – remember they have a 90%-plus vaccination rate: 2809, 3703 (a record), 3590, 3483, 3577, 3486, 2475. 98 of 162 pandemic deaths in Singapore have come in the last 20 days.

* When Greater Sydney entered lockdown on June 26 - 392,527 people (or 6.8% of those aged over 18) across NSW were fully vaccinated. Now leaving lockdown, 106 days later, 4.91 million people across the state are fully vaccinated (or 74.2% of those over 16).

* NSW will likely reach 80% fully vaccinated (those 16 and over) by Saturday, October 16 with more restrictions lifted the following Monday, October 18.

* There are currently 6731 active cases (was 6938 yesterday) active cases in NSW.

* Of the 496 new NSW cases (was 477 yesterday) reported to 8pm, Sunday, October 10 - 23 (was 20 yesterday, 41, 35, 20, 33, 28, 15, 42 the days before that) are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, which includes the Hawkesbury.

* There have been 63,338 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

* There were 83,948 COVID tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's: 86,155, 79,894, 103,388, 112,186, 90,680, 85,642, 76,892, 88,210, 98,266 and 112,334 tests.

New COVID cases in the Hawkesbury by postcode

* 4 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)

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

9 in the 2756 postcode (Windsor, Sackville, Wilberforce, etc) - was 7 yesterday

4 in the 2753 postcode (Richmond, Richmond Lowlands, Londonderry, Grose Vale, Grose Wold, Bowen Mountain, Hobartville, Yarramundi, Agnes Banks) - was 4 yesterday

3 in the 2754 postcode (North Richmond, Tennyson, The Slopes) - was 3 yesterday

1 in the 2758 postcode (Bilpin, East Kurrajong, Kurrajong, Kurrajong Heights, Kurrajong Hills, Mountain Lagoon, Wheeny Creek, Mount Tomah, Berambing, Blaxlands Ridge, Devils Wilderness) - was 1 yesterday

COVID deaths and hospital numbers – 8 deaths in the last 24 hours - none in the Hawkesbury

NSW Health is reporting the deaths of 8 people who had COVID: 6 men and 2 women.

One person was in their 40s, one in their 50s, three in their 60s, one in their 70s, one in their 80s, and one in their 90s.

Four people were from western Sydney, two from south western Sydney, one from Sydney’s north shore, and one from Sydney’s inner west.

A woman in her 90s from south western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital. She was fully vaccinated and had underlying health conditions. She was a resident of the Allity Beechwood Aged Care Facility in Revesby, where she acquired her infection. It is the sixth death linked to an outbreak at this facility.

There have been 441 COVID-related deaths in NSW since this Delta outbreak started on June 16.

At least 40 of the 441 have died at home, and of those 22 didn't know they had COVID at the time of death.

At least 58 of the 441 COVID-related deaths in NSW since June 16 were fully vaccinated.

The 58 deaths among people fully vaccinated were 3 people in their 50s, 3 people in their 60s, 20 people in their 70s, 17 people in their 80s and 15 people in their 90s.

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

There are 769 patients with COVID (was 794 yesterday) in hospital, with 153 (159 yesterday) people in ICU, 71 (76 yesterday) of whom require ventilation.

NSW Covid vaccination status (of cases during Delta outbreak from June 16 until October 10, 2021).

Based on NSW Health Surveillance Reports to September 25 and cases since.

441 COVID deaths: 69.1% not vaccinated (306 people), 17.6% had received 1 dose (77 people), 13.2% were fully vaccinated (58 people)

1085 in ICU: 84.6% not vaccinated, 10.9% had received 1 dose, 4.5% were fully vaccinated

8388 hospitalised: 80.8% not vaccinated, 10.5% had received 1 dose, 8.7% were fully vaccinated

63,338 cases: 78.6% not vaccinated, 12.9% had received 1 dose, 8.5% were fully vaccinated

Approximately15,200 of the 63,338 cases in NSW since June 16 were those aged 0-11 years who are not eligible for a vaccine, 12-15 year olds before their first vaccine was available on September 13 and 16-18 year olds before their first vaccine was available on August 14.

Vaccinated numbers - in NSW, by the end of today, October 11

16 years and over: 74.8% fully vaccinated and 90.8% first dose.

12-15 year olds: 18.3% fully vaccinated and 71.8% first dose.

All 8.2 million NSW residents (aged 0 and over): 60.3% fully vaccinated and 76.3% first dose.

All 25.9 million Australian residents (aged 0 and over): 50.4% fully vaccinated and 68.9% first dose.

Big thanks to Kevin Pollard for crunching the numbers.

Our source information - link to NSW Health figures:


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