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Another COVID-related death in Local Health District

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There has been a new COVID-related death in the Southern NSW Local Health District.

NSW Health is today reporting the death of a man in his 80s from the Queanbeyan Palerang area, among 12 COVID-related deaths across the state.

Two people were in their 30s, one was in their 60s, four were in their 70s, three  were  in their 80s and two were in their 90s.

The two people in their 30s were both unvaccinated and had significant underlying health conditions.

Along with the Queanbeyan man there were two people from Sydney’s south east, two from Western Sydney, one from Sydney’s south west, one  from Sydney’s Inner West, three from the Wollongong area, one from the Port Stephens area and one from the Northern Rivers.

They bring the total number of COVID-related deaths in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,474.

There are currently 1,467 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 56 people in intensive care, 17 of whom require ventilation.

There were 19,183 new cases across the state in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday, including 408 in the Southern NSW Local Health District.

They included 42 in the Bega Valley and 101 in Eurobodalla.

There were also 73 new cases in Goulburn Mulwaree, 125 in Queanbeyan Palerang, 22 in Snowy Monaro, 17 in Upper Lachlan and 28 in Yass Valley.

Big increase in daily COVID cases

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There's been a big rise in new COVID cases in the Southern NSW Local Health District, with 483 recorded in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday.

That included 73 in the Eurobodalla and 63 in the Bega Valley.

There were also 79 in Goulburn Mulwaree, 145 in Queanbeyan Palerang, 39 in Snowy Monaro, 26 in Upper Lachlan and 58 in Yass Valley.

The district has 4453 active cases, and 23,895 since July 1, 2021.

Across the state there were 20,960 new cases in the 24 hours.

There were also four COVID-related deaths – two women and two men.

Two people were in their 70s and two were in their 90s.

One of them was unvaccinated.

One was from western Sydney, one was from southern Sydney, one was from the Mid North Coast, and one was from Orange.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,031.

There are currently 1,177 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 41 people in intensive care, 13 of whom require ventilation

More than 100 new COVID cases in Eurobodalla

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There's been more than 100 new COVID cases in the Eurobodalla during the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday.

There were also 72 in the Bega Valley, 75 in Goulburn Mulwaree, 168 in Queanbeyan Palerang, 26 in Snowy Monaro, 21 in Upper Lachlan and 37 in Yass Valley, among 500 new cases in the Southern NSW Local Health District.

The district has had 25,452 cases since July 1st, with 5102 still active, and 17 people being treated in the district's hospitals.

Across the state there were seven COVID-related deaths in the 245 hours - four men and three women.

One person was in their 50s, three were in their 70s, two were in their 90s and one was over 100 years old.

The man in his 50s who died was unvaccinated and had no known underlying health conditions.

Three people were from south western Sydney, one was from Sydney’s inner city, one was from southern Sydney, one was from the Southern Highlands and one was from the Central Coast.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,051.

There are currently 1,182 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 43 people in intensive care, 15 of whom require ventilation.

There were 23,702 new cases across NSW in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday 

New COVID cases continue to rise

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New COVID cases are again on the rise in the Southern NSW Local Health District, with 504 in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday.

 They include 81 cases in the Eurobodalla and in 51 Bega Valley.

There are also 75 cases in Goulburn Mulwaree, 174 in Queanbeyan Palerang, 52 in Snowy Monaro, 30 in Upper Lachlan and 41 in Yass Valley.

They were among 24,115 new cases across the state reported in today's figures.

NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of five people with COVID-19 – three women and two men.

Two  were aged in their 80s, two were aged in their 90s and one was aged 100.

All five people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

One person was from Sydney’s Inner West, one was from Sydney’s north west, one was from the Northern Beaches, one was from the Northern Rivers, and one was from the Central Coast.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,036.

There are currently 1,162 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 44 people in intensive care, 13 of whom require ventilation.

The Southern NSW Local Health District has has 24,398 cases since July 1st, and still has 4667 active cases.

New COVID cases fall to lowest level this month

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COVID numbers in the Southern NSW Local Health District have hit their lowest level this month, with just 183 new cases in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday.

That included 23 cases in the Bega Valley and 37 in the Eurobodalla.

There were also 32 in Goulburn Mulwaree, 54 in Queanbeyan Palerang, 15 in Snowy Monaro, 6 in the Upper Lachlan and 16 in the Yass Valley.

There are currently 11 COVID patients in the district's hospitals, including one in ICU.

Since June there have been 22 COVID-related deaths in the district, and 20,646 cases.

Across the state there were 8,911 new cases in the 24 hours, and the death of a man in his 60s from the state's Central West.

He took the total number of COVID-related deaths in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 1,985.

There are currently 1,005 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital across NSW, including 47 people in intensive care, 15 of whom require ventilation.

New COVID cases nearly double in four days

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New COVID cases in the Southern NSW Local Health District have jumped by 84 per cent in the past few days, from 302 on Monday to 557 today.

That includes 61 in the Bega Valley and 81 in the Eurobodalla.

There were also 90 new cases in Goulburn Mulwaree, 188 in Queanbeyan Palerang, 41 in Snowy Monaro, 36 in Upper Lachlan and 60 in Yass Valley.

They take the district's total number of cases since July 1st to just below 25,000, while there are 4915 active cases and 17 people in hospital.

Across NSW, the state's youngest COVID victim has been confirmed.

The two-month-old infant died at John Hunter Hospital in December, and the coroner this week determined the infant died due to a COVID-19 infection.

The infant had no underlying health conditions.

NSW Health is also today reporting the deaths of seven adults with COVID-19 – four men and three women.

One person was aged in their 40s, one person was aged in their 60s, two people were aged in their 80s and three people were aged in their 90s.

Two people were from the Shellharbour area, two were from northern Sydney, one was from Sydney’s Inner West, one person was from the Mid Coast region and one person was from the Central Coast.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,044.

There are currently 1,180 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 43 people in intensive care, 14 of whom require ventilation.

There were 24,803 new cases detected in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday.

Nine new COVID cases in Melbourne

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Victoria has recorded nine local cases in the current coronavirus cluster.

One of those cases reportedly attended the AFL match between Collingwood and Port Adelaide at the MCG on Sunday, where a crowd of over 23,000 people were in attendance.

Victorian health authorities reintroduced some COVID restrictions in Melbourne, which came into effect last night.

Masks are now mandatory indoors, Private indoor gatherings are limited to 5 people, Public gatherings limited to 30 and if Melbourians travel, the restrictions will still apply to them.

NSW Health are closely monitoring the situation.

People arriving in NSW from the Greater Melbourne area, must complete an online declaration form, available from the Service NSW website, to confirm they have not attended any venues of concern.

The form can be completed in the 24-hour period before entering NSW or on arrival.

NSW Health will be contacting people who have completed declarations to ask them to check the Victoria Department of Health and Human Services website and immediately follow the outlined public health advice.

The travel declaration provides critical information to enable NSW Health to contact travellers if required, and is for all travellers who intend to enter NSW by air, road and rail having been in Greater Melbourne in the previous 14 days.

Anyone who's been in Victoria since May 10 and attended any of the identified venues, must contact NSW Health immediately on 1800 943 553.

NSW Labor calls for vaccination awareness campaign

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Labor is calling on the Berejiklian Government to urgently carry out a comprehensive public awareness campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated.
 
Surveys show more than one in 10 people in NSW may be unwilling to be vaccinated. Global research indicates this rate is even higher.

The Shadow Minister for Health Ryan Park said NSW can’t afford mixed messages.
 
“The research shows there are still large numbers of people who are reluctant to get vaccinated. Lives and livelihoods depend on clear and consistent messaging,” Mr Park said.
 
“A multi-media, multi-lingual public awareness campaign in NSW is long overdue. We need the Government to be communicating across multiple media outlets in different languages on how and where to get the vaccine.”
 
It follows Labor’s call earlier this month to partner with the Commonwealth on a vaccine roll-out plan in NSW to:

1. Prioritise frontline vaccinations: There must be no delay in getting vaccines to frontline workers most at risk of COVID-19 exposure, including guaranteed priority for all those working in hotel quarantine. 

2. Leverage NSW Government resources to accelerate rollout:

  • We need to make sure many of our 400,000 strong NSW Government workforce is able to quickly administer, store and transport the vaccines
  • State facilities could be used to provide mass vaccination centres, mobile delivery units or to establish drive through vaccination centres
  • Leverage the Service NSW App to keep people informed and find nearest vaccination centres.

3. Appoint a Vaccine Rollout Chief Coordinator: We need a full-time, dedicated vaccine champion to drive this across NSW, working across Government agencies and with the Commonwealth. It’s important this happens alongside our ongoing COVID-19 testing and quarantine response.

4. Protecting the vulnerable: We must leverage our state service networks to get the vaccine to vulnerable groups including the elderly, people with disability and chronic health conditions. 

5. Public awareness campaign: Messages sent out across multiple media outlets in different languages on how and where to get the vaccine.

Time to boost your protection: health officials

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Health officials are urging people over 16 on the Far South Coast to book in for their COVID booster shots.T

o date 68.7 per cent of eligible people in the Eurobodalla have had their booster, while in the Bega Valley the rate is slightly lower at 67.2 per cent.

Scientists have seen some reduced protection over time and against some variants, like Omicron, among people who have had only two vaccinations.

They say getting a booster shot when you’re eligible will help to maintain a high level of protection against COVID-19.

The South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network, Coordinare, says it doesn’t matter what vaccine you got for your first or second dose, you can get Pfizer, Moderna and in some cases Novavax for your booster.