NSW records 813 Covid cases and suffers 10 deaths as infections stay below 1,000 – but residents are warned to ‘stay vigilant’ during long weekend
- New South Wales recorded 813 new Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths on Saturday
- Non-urgent day surgery to recommence in private health facilities on Tuesday
- NSW public hospitals will continue to postpone non-urgent surgeries
NSW has recorded 813 new Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths as the outbreak continues to dwindle in the state.
Dr Jeremy McAnulty urged sporting fans to act responsibly ahead of the NRL Grand Final that will be held at Brisbane’s Lang Stadium on Sunday.
The massive sporting event is expected to draw in tens of thousands of spectators with thousands more to watch the match from their televisions in NSW.
Dr McAnulty told residents to remain vigilant and avoid any wild celebrations following the showdown.
Of the new deaths, one person was aged in their 50s, three people in their 60s, two in their 70s, three in their 80s, and one in their 90s.
The cases come as non-urgent day surgery is set to recommence in private health facilities on Tuesday as Covid-19 transmission rates continue to fall.
NSW reported 864 new locally acquired cases on another one of its most deadly days
Four were unvaccinated, five had received one dose, and one was double-jabbed. The fully-vaccinated resident had an underlying health condition.
Non-urgent day surgery is set to recommence in private health facilities on Tuesday as Covid-19 transmission rates continue to fall.
But non-urgent surgery at NSW public hospitals will remain postponed.
‘This is to ensure we retain adequate system capacity, as well as patient, staff and public safety, for the delivery of healthcare services during the COVID-19 response,’ NSW Health said in a statement.
‘Emergency surgery and urgent elective surgery will continue to be performed in public hospitals during this challenging period.’
There are currently 1,005 COVID-19 patients in hospital, with 202 people in intensive care, of which 99 are on ventilation.
There were 98,266 Covid-19 tests conducted and 23,636 vaccines administered in the last 24 hours.
Around 87.7 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received their first dose of the vaccine, and 65.2 per cent both jabs.
on Friday, NSW reported 864 new locally acquired cases on another one of its most deadly days.
Fifteen deaths were also reported in the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday, taking the death toll for the current NSW outbreak to 352.
Some 87.2 per cent of people aged 16 years and over have now received their first dose of vaccine, while 64 per cent of the state are fully inoculated, NSW Health’s Jeremy McAnulty said
Dr Jeremy McAnulty praised the high vaccination rates across NSW.
‘This is fantastic news that vaccination rates are going up every day, so thanks to everyone for coming forward to protect yourself and families and others in the community,’ he said.
NSW Health on Friday also said it had detected virus fragments in sewage at Hastings Point and Ballina in the Northern Rivers region, Quirindi in the Northwest Slopes, and in Armidale and Tamworth.
People in those areas were encouraged to seek COVID-19 testing with even minor respiratory symptoms.
The suburb of Casino was placed into lockdown from midnight last night until October 11 when the rest of the state will begin reopening gradually.
The stay-at-home order applies to anyone who has been in Casino since September 24.
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