• Tony Bosworth


There were 47 new people infectious in the community reported in the last 24 hours but of the 233 new cases in total, only 92 were isolation throughout their infectious period.

Twenty-one of the 233 were in isolation for part of their infectious period, and the isolation status of 73 cases remains under investigation - the 47 were infectious throughout their infectious period.

The Hawkesbury is still steady at 6 known cases, though as we reported last night, South Windsor sewage treatment works has shown COVID fragments, as has McGraths Hill treatment plant, in their latest tests. There have been an additional 471 COVID tests carried out in the Hawkesbury in the last 24 hours.

Across NSW there were 105,000 COVID tests in the last 24 hours.

NSW Health are particular concerned about the Hunter Newcastle area after COVID tests at two main sewage treatment works found high levels of the virus.

Two people have died - not in the Hawkesbury - a 20-year-old man who passed away at home and a woman in her 80s who passed away at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

A total of four million vaccination jabs have been given now across NSW. The government's target is six million by the end of August.

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