27 September 2021 22:54

Tamworth goes in lockdown as NSW records 283 new cases, Here’ details

New restrictions will be introduced for the Tamworth Local Government Area, from 5 pm today until 12.01 am Tuesday 17 August.

NSW recorded 283 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours.

One hundred and six cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 42 were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Sixty-four cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 71 remains under investigation.

A number of contact venues have been identified in Tamworth.

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As a precaution, anyone in the Tamworth area should immediately isolate and have a COVID-19 test if they have even the mildest of symptoms.

To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, new restrictions will be introduced for the Tamworth Local Government Area, from 5 pm today until 12.01 am Tuesday 17 August.

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“Stay-at-home orders will apply to all people who live in the Tamworth areas or have been there on or after 5 August 2021.”

The rules for this area will be the same as those already in place across Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast, Armidale, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Port Stephens, Singleton, Dungog, Muswellbrook and Cessnock.

NSW Health has been notified of the death of a person with COVID-19. A woman in her 90s from northern Sydney died at Greenwich Hospital yesterday. This brings the number of COVID- related deaths to 29 during the current outbreak, and the number of lives lost to 85 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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There are currently 349 COVID-19 cases admitted to the hospital, with 67 people in intensive care, 29 of whom require ventilation.

NSW has reached the major milestone of 10 million tests, with a record 133,840 COVID-19 tests reported to 8 pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 95,480.  

​CasesCount​
Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)11,012
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)85
Total tests carried out10,064,212
Total vaccinations administered in NSW4,449,056
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NSW Health administered 11,327 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night, including 2,940 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park. 

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The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 4,449,056 with 1,668,669 doses administered by NSW Health to 8 pm last night and 2,780,387 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59 pm on Saturday 7 August 2021.

There are six new cases in the Hunter New England Local Health District, making a total of 26 in the district. A further case has been notified overnight in a young woman who had been exposed in Newcastle and travelled to Tamworth while infectious.

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A case has been notified overnight in a man in his 50s in the Byron area. Investigations are underway into the source of his infection and venues he may have visited in the area.

As a precaution, everybody who is in the following local government areas should immediately isolate and have a COVID-19 test if they have even the mildest of symptoms: Byron Shire, Richmond Valley, Tweed, Lismore, Kyogle and Ballina. 

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Due to a notable increase in community transmission in recent days, twelve suburbs in the City of Penrith Local Government Area (LGA) are now part of areas of concern, along with the eight previously identified LGAs, and have additional restrictions in place.

These suburbs, which are adjacent to the Cumberland and Liverpool LGAs, are Caddens, Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Erskine Park, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Mount Vernon, North St Marys, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park, St Clair, and St Mary’s.

In line with the restrictions currently in place for Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta LGAs, people in these 12 suburbs must only obtain food or other goods and services, and exercise, within 5km of their home.

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You cannot travel to other areas for work unless you are an authorised worker.  Full details of the additional restrictions are available on the NSW Government website

If you are directed to get tested for COVID‑19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the rules whether or not the venue or exposure setting is listed on the NSW Health website.

It remains vital that anyone who has any symptoms or is close or casual contact with a person with COVID-19, isolates and is tested immediately. When testing clinics are busy, please ensure you stay in line, identify yourself to staff and tell them that you have symptoms or are a contact of a case.

Please check the NSW Government website regularly, and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern or travelled on a public transport route at the same time as a confirmed case of COVID-19. This list is being updated regularly as case investigations proceed.

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There are more than 420 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit: COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas2193,374
Interstate0091
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster  1139345,238
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster05474
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing  1708611,835
Under initial investigation000
Total2851,81911,012

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review. *notified from 8pm 7 August 2021 to 8pm 8 August 2021 
**from 8pm 2 August 2021 to 8pm 8 August 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSWDoses past 24 hours*All doses
NSW Health – first doses7,7791,022,942
NSW Health – second doses 3,548  645,727
Total11,3271,668,669

Check the NSW Health website for updated information.

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