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June 29, 2022

Health update: Another day of record positive COVID cases

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At 11am today Premier Gladys Berejiklian began her press conference again by focussing on the vaccination numbers.

‘New South Wales has reached 6.8 million jabs, which is outstanding results 66% of our population. So nearly two-thirds of all of our citizens, the adult population have had one dose and 36% have had two doses.

‘Last night to 8pm we had 1,290 cases of community transmission. And again, more than 80% of these are in southwestern and Western Sydney, and in terms of the region’s their stabilisation across rural and regional New South Wales but Western New South Wales as the Deputy Premier will outline remains a concern for us.

‘Overnight we, unfortunately, had four deaths and we again extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the of the people who’ve passed away and again, whilst every day we read out the statistics we know that behind every death is a family, and those who are mourning so we extend our thoughts to them.

The Premier again was stipulating that vccination is the key in terms of freedoms and in terms of reducing the rate of spread of the virus. ‘The other number that’s really critical for us to look at is the rate of hospitalisation. And it stands to reason that when you have more people fully vaccinated, you are likely to see the rate of hospitalisation and the rate of people in intensive care decline and that’s the number we’re also looking at and we’ll have further to say about that in the coming days.’


 

Recent stories, information and updates regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 update for the NNSWLHD – May 23

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, Sunday May 22, there were 40 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

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AEC says COVID voters can phone from home

The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.

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COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

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COVID-19 update: May 9

Today there are 41 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with none of these in ICU.

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COVID-19 update: May 6

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) reports that there are 37 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

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COVID-19 update: Monday 2 May

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday, 1 May, 274 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the area, including 56 positive PCR tests and 218 positive rapid antigen tests

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COVID-19 update: Friday, April 29

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, 28 April, 398 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the region, including 74 positive PCR tests and 324 positive rapid antigen tests.

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COVID-19 update: Thursday April 28

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, there were 541 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the region, including 143 positive PCR tests and 398 positive rapid antigen tests.

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COVID-19 update for Wednesday, April 27

The  Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) reports that to 4pm yesterday, 26 April, there were 569 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the region, including 74 positive PCR tests and 495 positive rapid antigen tests.

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  1. Modelling is the In Word – used 3 times in Glad’s last rambling report. Can we now
    feel safer than the days before! I think not.

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