There are also new recorded virus fragments in Byron Bay and Bangalow’s sewage.

NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard NSW is currently taking the 11am press release spot to give today’s COVID-19 health stats.

NSW recorded yet another new record high 1,599 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Four new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and 30 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 42,000.

NSW Health has been notified of the deaths of eight people who had COVID-19. These included a man in his 70s from western Sydney died at Blacktown Hospital; a man in his 30s from western Sydney died at home; a man in his 40s from south-western Sydney died at home; a man in his 70s from western Sydney died at Royal North Shore Hospital; a woman in her 80s from Sydney’s southern suburbs died at Sutherland Hospital; a man in his 80s from south-western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital; a woman in her 80s from south-western Sydney died at Campbelltown Hospital, and; aman in his 50s from western Sydney died at Royal North Shore Hospital.

There have been 170 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 226 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 36,374 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 1,164 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 221 people in intensive care, 94 of whom require ventilation.

There were 147,975 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 133,226.

​Cases Count​
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 42,000
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 226
Total tests carried out 14,701,732
Total vaccinations administered in NSW 8,016,805


NSW Health administered 32,150 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 9,567 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

Across NSW, 77.3 per cent of the over-16 population has received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 44.5 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11:59pm on Thursday, 9th September 2021.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 8,016,805 with 2,981,034 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 5,035,771 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Thursday 9 September 2021.

Of the 1,599 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 490 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 444 are from Western Sydney LHD, 192 are from Sydney LHD, 177 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 94 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 57 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 37 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 27 are from Central Coast LHD, 16 are from Western NSW LHD, 13 are from Far West LHD, 10 are from Hunter New England LHD, two are from Southern NSW LHD, seven are in correctional settings and 33 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

New sewage fragments in Byron Bay (Updated)

NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Byron Bay and Bangalow treatment plants in northern NSW, at the Jindabyne, Harden, Moruya and Yass sewage treatment plants in southern NSW, at the Port Macquarie treatment plant in Mid North Coast, at the Trangie treatment plant in western NSW, and at the Young treatment plant.

No recent cases have been identified in these locations, so everyone is urged to monitor for the onset of symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

The Byron and Bangakewi samples were collected on 7 September.

The Byron Bay treatment plant serves about 9,000 people, while the Bangalow treatment plant serves around 2,000 people.

Detections could indicate there are positive cases in the community who have not
been tested.

Detections can also be due to shedding of the virus by someone who may have
previously had the illness and may no longer be infectious, or from someone who has
since left the area.

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 a close or casual contact of 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.

There are close to 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infection Cases past 24 hours* Cases past 7 days** All cases
Overseas 4 11 3,436
Interstate 0 0 96
Locally acquired 1,599 9,656 38,468
Total 1,603 9,667 42,000

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 9 September 2021 to 8pm 10 September 2021
**from 8pm 4 September 2021 to 8pm 10 September 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSW Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses 17,162 1,943,998
NSW Health – second doses 14,988 1,037,036
Total 32,150 2,981,034

*notified from 8pm 9 September 2021 to 8pm 10 September 2021


NSW COVID-19 vaccination rate Total*
 All providers – first doses 77.3%
All providers – fully vaccinated 44.5%

*to 11.59pm 9 September 2021