• Kevin Pollard & Tony Bosworth

COVID by the numbers – Wednesday – 6 new Hawkesbury cases - Woolies Windsor COVID alert

Welcome to Wednesday afternoon, and firstly that new Woolworths Windsor COVID Alert, just in.

This one’s for Tuesday September 14, so over a week ago, from 10pm to 6am. The person with COVID who was there was a “service provider (contractor)”. If you were at the store during those times you need to get a COVID test and isolate until you get a negative result.

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

* Hawkesbury’s new cases are 6 today with 3 of them from an unknown source and not linked.

* There are 139 active COVID in the Hawkesbury (was 148 yesterday) - we have the postcodes and breakdown below for all of those.

* There are 663 active cases in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, which includes the Hawkesbury.

* There were 133,839 COVID tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 121,661.

* There are currently 13,604 active COVID cases in NSW.

* Vaccinations as of the end of today, September 22:

* Hawkesbury: 85.3% first dose, 53.5% fully vaccinated

* NSW: 83.8% first dose, 55.6% fully vaccinated

* NSW will pilot an integrated Service NSW system that incorporates a person's proof of vaccination from October 6 and will run for a fortnight involving several hundred people in regional NSW. They'll build in security features including a hologram similar to a person's drivers licence.

Until then, people can download vaccine certification on the Medicare Express app and can then put it in your Google or Apple Wallet. If don't have smart phone you can call Services Australia and they will mail it to you.

Hawkesbury postcodes with new cases in the last 24 hours

* 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)

* 2 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

* 78 in the 2756 postcode (Windsor, Sackville, Wilberforce, etc) - was 79 yesterday

* 48 in the 2753 postcode (Richmond, Londonderry, Grose Vale, etc) - was 51 yesterday

* 6 in the 2758 postcode (Bilpin, East Kurrajong, Kurrajong, Kurrajong Heights, Kurajong Hills, Mountain Lagoon, Wheeny Creek Mount Tomah, Berambing, Blaxlands Ridge, Devils Wilderness) - was 9 yesterday

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

* 1 in the 2775 postcode (Wiseman's Ferry, Macdonald Valley) - was 1 yesterday

COVID deaths and hospital numbers – 5 deaths in the last 24 hours - none in the Hawkesbury

Two people were in their 50s, one person was in their 60s, one person was in their 70s and one person was in their 80s, sadly passed away with COVID in the last 24 hours.

One person was from the Wollongong area, a man from the Kiama area, two were from south western Sydney who died at RPA and one was from western Sydney.

Of the five people who died with COVID, two were not vaccinated, two had received one dose of a COVID-vaccine and a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions had received two doses of a vaccine.

A woman in her 50s from western Sydney died at home. Her infection was diagnosed following her death.

There have been 262 COVID-related deaths in NSW since this Delta outbreak started on June 16.

At least 25 of the 262 have died at home. 10 of 25 that died at home didn't know they had COVID at the time of death.

There are 1232 patients with COVID in hospital (was 1266 yesterday) admitted to hospital, with 242 (244 yesterday) people in ICU, 122 (118 yesterday) of whom require ventilation.

There have been 49,082 locally acquired cases reported since June 16, when the first case in this outbreak was reported and approximately 5% (2454) of those cases were people that were fully vaccinated.

32 of those 2454 (1.3%) were fully vaccinated and still contracted COVID and died.

At least 32 of the 262 COVID (12.2%) related deaths in NSW since June 16 were those that were fully vaccinated.

Each of those 32 people had underlying health issues, many severe, and all but two (one in their 60s, one in their 70s) were in their 80s & 90s.

Big thanks to Kevin Pollard for crunching the numbers.

Our source information - link to NSW Health figures:


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