• Tony Bosworth


There's been a massive jump in COVID numbers with 919 new NSW cases recorded up to the 8pm mark last night.

We're waiting for the latest Hawkesbury numbers to be released this morning - currently still sitting at 58.

The Rum Corps Barracks Golf Centre at Windsor has been revealed by NSW Health as a NSW Health alert venue. If you were there - at 61A Hawkesbury Valley Way -

on these dates and times you need to get tested for COVID.

Tuesday 17 August 2021 2:15pm to 4:00pm

Tuesday 24 August 2021

Get tested immediately. Self-isolate until you get a negative result.

Yesterday North Richmond Post Office was closed - it should be open again today - after a relative of people who work there was in casual contact - as opposed to close contact - with a known COVID case.

Across NSW, there are now 645 people in hospital, with 113 in ICU. Ninety-eight of those people in ICU are not vaccinated, 14 have received the first dose of vaccine and one has both doses.

"Vaccination is the key," said Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant this morning. "We need to increase those vaccination levels," she said.

Of the new cases, 178 are linked to a known case or cluster – 153 are household contacts and 25 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 741 cases is under investigation.

One hundred and six cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 18 were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Thirty-seven cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 758 cases remains under investigation.

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