• Kevin Pollard & Tony Bosworth

COVID by the numbers – Monday - 9 new Hawkesbury cases

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:

* 9 new cases in the Hawkesbury - 2 of which are from an unknown source and not linked.

* There are 107 active COVID cases in the Hawkesbury

* There are 622 active cases in Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, which includes the Hawkesbury.

* Of today’s 787 new NSW cases (was 961 yesterday) reported to 8pm, Sunday, September 26 - 43 (was 82 yesterday) are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD

* At the end of today, September 27 of those aged 16 and over - NSW is 60.8% fully vaccinated, with 86.3% having had their first dose.

* There were 93,577 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 106,451.

* NSW Chief Medical Officer Dr Kerry Chant said today she expected NSW would reach 92% of fully vaccinated adults aged 16 and over, possibly by Christmas.

* Deputy Premier John Barilaro said today that once we get to 80% fully vaccinated in NSW, "vertical drinking" will be allowed at pubs. Will this be the catchphrase of summer, we wonder?

* Regional travel will now be allowed at 80% (was 70%).

* We'll reach 70% fully vaxxed in NSW around October 10 and 80% fully vaxxed around November 4, possibly earlier. 90% fully vaxxed will take a bit longer, around December 8 but NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said today once we reach 90% fully vaccinated (aged 16+) non vaccinated people (16+) will be able to enjoy most of the same freedoms as vaccinated people.

* Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt says Rapid Antigen Testing will be available for home use as soon at the TGA gives approval.

* Pharmaceutical company Moderna has begun clinical trials of its Covid-19 vaccine on 2 to 12 year olds. Pfizer started trialing their vaccine on 5 to 11 year old two weeks ago and is ready to ask the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for authorisation to use its COVID vaccine in that age group within days.

Hawkesbury postcodes with new cases in the last 24 hours

* 6 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)

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

* 1 in the 2753 postcode (Richmond, Richmond Lowlands, Londonderry, Grose Vale, Grose Wold, Bowen Mountain, Hobartville, Yarramundi, Agnes Banks)

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

65 in the 2756 postcode (Windsor, Sackville, Wilberforce, etc)

32 in the 2753 postcode (Richmond, Londonderry, Grose Vale, etc)

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

2 in the 2758 postcode (Bilpin, East Kurrajong, etc)

0 in the 2775 postcode (Wiseman's Ferry, Macdonald Valley, Spencer)

COVID deaths and hospital numbers – 9 deaths in the last 24 hours - none in the Hawkesbury

Four people were in their 60s, two people were in their 70s, four people were in their 80s, and two people were in their 90s.

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

1 person was from Sydney’s inner west

1 person was from Sydney’s eastern suburbs

1 person was from Wollongong

2 people were from south-eastern Sydney

2 people were from western Sydney

5 people were from south-western Sydney

There have been 311 COVID-related deaths in NSW since this Delta outbreak started on June 16.

At least 35 of the those 311 COVID-related deaths in NSW since June 16 were those that were fully vaccinated.

At least 30 of the 311 died at home, and 15 of the 30 didn't know they had COVID at the time of death.

There are 1115 patients with COVID (was 1146 yesterday) in hospital, with 214 (222 yesterday) people in ICU, 115 (117 yesterday) of whom require ventilation.

Big thanks to Kevin Pollard for crunching the numbers.

Our source information - link to NSW Health figures:


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