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COVID by the numbers – Sunday – no new Hawkesbury cases - all school pupils back tomorrow

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

* Zero new Hawkesbury COVID cases recorded during the last 48 hours.

* There are 16 active COVID cases in the Hawkesbury (was 20 yesterday)

* NSW Health’s Dr McAnulty today: "Tomorrow the vast majority of students will have returned to classrooms across NSW and we are urging parents to remain vigilant,” he said.

* "Symptoms in children can often be mild. Please keep your children home from school if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 and take them to get tested."

* “Even if you're fully vaccinated, if you have the mildest of symptoms, please get tested."

* NSW plans 'to re-open' to unvaccinated people on December 1.

* ADF confirms that 21 asylum seekers at Melbourne's Park Hotel have tested positive for COVID, and 1 is in hospital.

* 333,465 people in Britain – where vaccinated numbers are high - tested positive for COVID over the past 7 days, up 15% on the previous week.

* There are 166 active COVID cases in the Penrith LGA (was 166 yesterday)

* Emu Heights – in the Penrith local government area - has been listed as 'a suburb of concern due to a rise in cases' by NSW Health.

* Of the 296 local cases (was 332 yesterday) reported to 8pm, Saturday, October 23 - 13 are from Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, which includes the Hawkesbury.

* There are 197 active COVID cases (was 203 yesterday) in the Nepean Blue Mountains LHD

* In the Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, there were 6 cases yesterday, 15, 10, 13, 27, 10, 6, 4, 20 on previous days.

* There are 4615 active COVID cases (was 4820 yesterday) in NSW.

* There were 66,740 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous days of 64,118, 76,594, 86,235, 88,664, 90,597 tests.

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

* 12 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 15 yesterday

* 3 in the 2758 postcode (Bilpin, East Kurrajong, Kurrajong, Kurrajong Heights, Kurrajong Hills, Mountain Lagoon, Wheeny Creek, Mount Tomah, Berambing, Blaxlands Ridge, Devils Wilderness) - was 3 yesterday

* 1 in the 2753 postcode (Richmond, Richmond Lowlands, Londonderry, Grose Vale, Grose Wold, Bowen Mountain, Hobartville, Yarramundi, Agnes Banks) - was 2 yesterday

* 0 in the 2754 postcode (North Richmond, Tennyson, The Slopes) - was 0 yesterday

COVID deaths and hospital numbers – 6 deaths in the last 48 hours – none in the Hawkesbury

NSW Health is reporting the deaths of 4 men today, and yesterday they reported 2 deaths – a man and a woman.

Two men were in their 60s, one man was in their 70s, and one man was in their 80s. Two men were from western Sydney, and two men were from south western Sydney.

Three men were not vaccinated and one man was fully vaccinated.

A woman in her 70s from Sydney’s north west died at Hornsby Hospital on Friday. She was not vaccinated.

A man in his 60s died on Friday at Mercy Place Albury Aged Care Facility where he acquired his infection. He was fully vaccinated. It is the second death linked to an outbreak at this facility.

There have been 500 COVID-related deaths in NSW since this Delta outbreak started on June 16.

At least 42 of the 500 have died at home and of those, 24 didn't know they had COVID at the time of death.

At least 76 of the 500 COVID-related deaths in NSW since June 16 were fully vaccinated.

The 76 deaths among people fully vaccinated were 4 people in their 50s, 5 people in their 60s, 24 people in their 70s, 23 people in their 80s and 20 people in their 90s.

The large majority of the people that were fully vaccinated and died of Covid had underlying health issues, over half had significant health issues, almost a quarter were in palliative care, some had disabilities.

5.78 million of NSW's 8.2 million residents are fully vaccinated, 76 of those that were fully vaccinated died of the virus.

There are 480 patients with COVID (was 469 yesterday) in hospital, with 119 (123 yesterday) people in ICU, 67 (66 yesterday) of whom require ventilation.

There have been 67,629 locally acquired cases reported since June 16, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

Vaccinated numbers - in NSW, by the end of today, October 24

16 years and over: 85.4% fully vaccinated and 93.4% first dose.

12-15 year olds: 53.1% fully vaccinated and 78.1% first dose.

16-19 year olds: 72.6% fully vaccinated and 88.0% first dose.

All 8.2 million NSW residents (aged 0 and over): 71.1% fully vaccinated and 79.0% first dose.

All 25.9 million Australian residents (aged 0 and over): 60.6% fully vaccinated and 72.9% first dose.

NSW COVID vaccination status (of cases during Delta outbreak from June 16 until October 23)

Based on NSW Health Surveillance Reports to October 9 and cases since.

500 COVID deaths: 67% were not vaccinated (335 people), 17.8% had received 1 dose (89 people), 15.2% were fully vaccinated (76 people).

1135 in ICU: 84.0% not vaccinated, 11.2% had received 1 dose, 4.8% were fully vaccinated

8395 hospitalised: 80.4% not vaccinated, 11.1% had received 1 dose, 8.5% were fully vaccinated

67,629 cases: 77.9% not vaccinated, 13.3% had received 1 dose, 8.8% were fully vaccinated

Big thanks to Kevin Pollard for crunching the numbers.

Our source information - link to NSW Health figures:


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