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COVID by the numbers – Tuesday - 1 new Hawkesbury case but 75 new Penrith cases in last 7 days



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


* Good news today for the Hawkesbury – just one single new case of COVID reported in the last 24 hours, but the nearby 2750 postcode which covers Penrith and Emu Plains has recorded 75 new cases in the last 7 days, leading to Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Marianne Gale saying this morning the Health department was concerned about that area.


* The last time the Hawkesbury recorded under 2 cases was when 1 new case was recorded on September 1.


* There are 98 active COVID cases in the Hawkesbury (was 107 yesterday).


* There are 607 active cases (was 622 yesterday) in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, which includes the Hawkesbury.


* Of the 863 new NSW cases (was 787 yesterday) reported to 8pm, Monday, September 27 - 53 (was 43 yesterday) are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD:


* There were 132,279 COVID tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 93,577.


* Taking a Rapid Antigen COVID test (which can be purchased from pharmacies, convenience stores and online) from the comfort of your own home and getting the result in just 20 minutes will start in Australia on November 1 after receiving approval from the TGA. Each state has to decide if they'll use them. Prompt and accurate reporting of results to authorities is 'being worked through'.

8 These tests have been used around the world for 9 months. In some countries such as Denmark, Rapid Antigen tests are carried out in health settings (drive throughs/walk throughs are common) and results are sent to your phone/Health App within 20 minutes which you need to show before entering any venue.

* International travel will resume by mid December, for whichever Australian states or territories are willing to take flights.



Hawkesbury postcodes with new cases in the last 24 hours



* 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



* 59 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 65 yesterday.


* 29 in the 2753 postcode (Richmond, Londonderry, Grose Vale, etc) - was 32 yesterday


* 8 in the 2754 postcode (North Richmond, Tennyson, The Slopes) - was 8 yesterday.


* 2 in the 2758 postcode ((Bilpin, East Kurrajong, Kurrajong, Kurrajong Heights, Kurajong Hills, Mountain Lagoon, Wheeny Creek Mount Tomah, Berambing, Blaxlands Ridge, Devils Wilderness) - was 2 yesterday.


* 0 in the 2775 postcode (Wisemans Ferry, Macdonald Valley, Spencer) - was 0 yesterday.



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


NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of 7 people with COVID – 4 women and 3 men. All had underlying health conditions, and none from the Hawkesbury.


One person was in their 40s, one person was in their 50s, two people were in their 70s, two people were in their 80s and one person was in their 90s.


Three people had received two doses of a COVID vaccine (2 of the 3 received their 2nd dose shortly before acquiring their infection), three people had received one dose of a COVID vaccine, and one person was not vaccinated.


Three people were from western Sydney


Two were from south-western Sydney


One person was from northern Sydney


One person from Dubbo (a man in his 70s who was in palliative care)


One person from Dubbo (an unvaccinated indigenous man in his 40s) died at Dubbo Base Hospital.


Two people who died acquired their infections in hospitals:


A woman in her 90s from western Sydney acquired her infection at Nepean Hospital


A woman in her 70s acquired her infection at Campbelltown Hospital


There have been 318 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since this Delta outbreak started on 16 June 2021.


At least 38 of the 318 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 were those that were fully vaccinated.


At least 30 of the 318 have died at home and 16 of them didn't know they had COVID at the time of death.


There are 1155 patients with COVID in hospital (was 1115 yesterday), with 213 (214 yesterday) people in ICU, 113 (115 yesterday) of whom require ventilation.


Of the 213 in ICU: 160 are not vaccinated, 45 have had one dose, 8 people are fully vaccinated.


There are 10,736 active cases in NSW.


10.2% of active cases are in hospital. 1.9% of active cases are in ICU.


There have been 54,714 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.


At the end of today, September 28 of those aged 16 and over:

NSW - 62.2% fully vaccinated and 86.7% first dose



Big thanks to Kevin Pollard for crunching the numbers.


Our source information - link to NSW Health figures:

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/find-the-facts-about-covid-19





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