NSW records 1007 COVID cases, 11 deaths

NSW Health has recorded another 1007 locally acquired COVID cases and eleven deaths:

The age breakdown of the deaths are as follows:

  • One person was in their 40s
  • One person was in their 50s
  • Two people were in their 60s
  • Three people were in their 70s
  • Three people were in their 80s
  • One person was in their 90s

Nine people were not vaccinated and two people had received one dose. At least eight had underlying medical conditions.

There have been 288 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 344 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There are currently 1,187 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 229 people in intensive care, 118 of whom require ventilation.

There were 108,105 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 131,668.

The next chart plots NSW’s daily cases, which continue to track well below their peak:

Active cases also continue to trend lower:

Unconventional Economist


  1. Just like I predicted earlier: 11 more have succumbed to the COVID-Merdejiklian.
    Nevertheless, Merdejiklian is pleased about positive case numbers, vaccination roll out, the weather and Merdejiklian-self.

  2. The Traveling Wilbur 🙉🙈🙊

    Dear Pluckaduck,

    thank you for making sure we here in Qld didn’t end up like this, and that we got all the impt. finals matches.

    You’re ace.


    • Mining BoganMEMBER

      I think the border closure has affected the bookies. I got the bunnies at $1.74 yesterday. $1.74! Money for jam.

      Plucka is destroying betting companies.

      • The Traveling Wilbur 🙉🙈🙊

        $1.74? That’s pretty good bloke! You can do better though.

        Imagine the odds you’ll be able to get on them at half-time!

  3. SnappedUpSavvyMEMBER

    58% second dose fck yeah! Only 2 more weeks of this shyt, I’ve already stopped wearing a mask outdoors and only wear it inside shops, I’m over it

        • boomengineeringMEMBER

          Went to my 1st after dog walk cafe for early coffee this morn no one wearing masks while sitting inside or waiting out , me included, guy serving had neck warmer. Went to next cafe for breakie food, took my mask in hand just in case, half the same as well..

  4. Gladys, I hope you have a strategy for stealing the Australian Open. You will never have a better chance.

    • The Penske FileMEMBER

      As a Victorian I’d enjoy this just to see how Dan would spin the benefits of losing the event.

  5. My wife’s cousin and that part of her family posted some nut job anti-vax stuff yesterday and, after a few glasses of wine I let them have it re: there are opinions and there are facts and the facts refute your opinions – and I may have had a line in there about how it says something that vaccine hesitancy amoung doctors, or even those who went to Uni (they didn’t), was very low for a reason. My wife called it “punching down” and asked me to delete it which I did like 20 min later.

    Her aunt messaged me saying “Thank you for taking the comment down. Many people found it highly offensive.” I’ve had a “And I find your publicly telling anti-vaccine lies highly offensive” response ready to send but am trying to stay strong. I need to see these people at Christmas.

    How are people dealing with this in the extended fam?

    • United we stand, divided we fall. China is pissing itself laughing how western societies are tearing themselves apart. Let’s hope it doesn’t split further into civil war. Because it feels like it’s headed that way.

    • SnappedUpSavvyMEMBER

      Wait till the end of October when there’s 20,000 cases a day they may change their ways 🦠🙄😜

    • Isn’t it interesting that you have to take that down. If the conspiracy stuff doesn’t come down?

      Might restrained of you


      Go Dees

        • Yeah agreed – I should have taken some time and did a better job… That is the problem with social media is that it is too easy to send short off-the-cuff zingers rather than properly consider your response…

    • You’re not going to change their view so save yourself the angst – because all you will do is get yourself wound up. There might be a part of you that wants them to get pretty crook but best not share that view either…..

      I’ve found one of the upsides of lockdowns is I’ve missed many family events

    • The Traveling Wilbur 🙉🙈🙊

      At times like this, all we have to ask, is… What would Jesus do?

      Obviously, he’d turn the other cheek.
      As that makes it easier to put the other side of his mask on.
      And then he’d make sure the rest of the family were all safely dressed before going out.
      And then, upon the mount, he would have preached the vitures of looking after your neighbour, thinking of others before yourself and that he always, always enables autosave in the cloud.

      Dunno what the bible says about punching down, but it’s probably attached to one of those commandment thingummies. Somehow. And probably not helpful. Not long-term.

      You did mention Christmas…

    • The mistake I made was hitting them on the “you didn’t go to Uni” point they are touchy on and was not really the issue. I get that isn’t going to help convince them. They have been saying things like that the vaccine has killed “thousands of people” (linked to a misinterpreting/misunderstanding of the TGA data) in Australia and that “you are almost as likely to be hurt by the vaccine as the virus” though – and I needed to not just apologise but also reinforce that what they are doing is wrong.

      Against my wife’s advice I sent this. It’ll be the end of my engagement with them on it:
      “I’m sorry you felt my post was offensive. I didn’t intend to offend anybody.

      I’ve been trying to understand why people like the recent protesters in Melbourne would have the mindset of being ok with endangering the lives of others, and the re-opening of society, for the “right” to refuse a free, safe and effective vaccine though. And I do think something needs to be improved in the education system for people to have the critical thinking to not believe the conspiracy theories and misinformation that they read online. There have been few topics with as much misinformation as the vaccine – and that misinformation is costing lives.

      My personal frustration also comes from not being able to see my family for more than two years. Because overseas travel is linked to vaccination rates, these anti-vaxxers advocate delaying the time when I can see them again. I also know people in the US who have lost family members to COVID – and one of my best friends is an ER doctor on the frontline of a hospital in Pennsylvania. I trust him when it comes to anything medical, and he advocates strongly for taking the vaccine – so I did as soon as I could. Anecdotally, all my family and friends have – and none have had an adverse reaction.

      Almost 700,000 people have died now in the US – and it has been hard for me to see how this has ravaged the place where I grew up. There, they are calling this stage of the pandemic “the pandemic of the unvaccinated” given that nearly all people presenting at the hospital or dying with serious illness due to COVID there are unvaccinated.

      Anyway, when [my wife] saw the post, she thought it could be offensive. Once this was brought to my attention, I took down it down.

      I will be more mindful of what I post on social media in the future.”

  6. Vic government and police appear to have really convinced themselves they are engaged in a war. The ridiculous morning briefings to announce nothing of substance reinforces this perception of a state of emergency. History shows that human rights and common decency have often been trampled in such situations.




    The problem is that the war seems to be against their own citizens.

    Wars are easy to get into and hard to get out of. This will be no exception.

    Several forebears died in Europe to protect our way of life. I’m not sure they would’ve happy how things are turning out.

  7. Managed to depress myself (even harder): looked at some places for sale… hory sh** … not only has the insanity left orbit, it is well on its way to overtake Voyager-1

  8. https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/softwaredevelopmentperestroika.wordpress.com/2021/01/15/final-report-on-swedish-mortality-2020-anno-covid/amp/

    After all the talk and rumours re Sweden’s C19 experience, it is worth reading this. And wondering why CCP was so critical of Sweden.

    2020 was an “interesting” year

    2020 – “The Year of Doomsday Modeling”

    Scientists and researchers from lots of different disciplines produced lots of theories and mathematical models intended to explain and predict Covid and its impact.

    Models that in most cases eventually proved to vastly inflate and overestimate the risks & resulting deaths. It appears that most of these scientists fell in love with their own models & theories, and thus failed to take real world data and reality into account.

    Recall all the doomsday models predicting massive deaths already during the “First Wave”…?

    E.g. the one by Professor Ferguson of Imperial College, or this one from Belgium, predicting, in line with the predictions of Ferguson’s model, a median of 96000 deaths in Sweden by May 2020 (!), unless strict Lockdowns were immediately put in place….?

    2020 was also the year when media declared Sweden as a failed state, the “World’s Cautionary Tale”, predicting massive deaths unless Sweden, like almost everybody else, fully LockedDown.

    And 2020 was the year when a lot of economies, public as well as private, businesses and entire industries went bust, because the response governments took to mitigate the pandemic.

    During 2020 it also became obvious that True Leadership, of the kind demonstrated e.g. by Churchill during WW2, has pretty much vanished from politics, media as well as from society in general – amplifying fear and panic is the last thing you should do as a Leader during a crisis.

    2020 was also the year when China smashed the western world so hard that it will take decades for the west to recover, if indeed ever.

    And finally, 2020 was the year when we stopped living due to fear of dying.

    • reusachtigeMEMBER

      Good on them having a great time. Young people have been suffering because of the chicken sh1ts. They need to break free.

      • Used to work in SA hospitals – ramping was never really an issue, primarily because of the relatively close proximity of all the major metropolitan hospitals that allowed quick diversion. When it did occur it was nowhere as long as the NSW hours being reported. Reportedly things have become worse since the Marshall government took over, and this is from pro-Liberal sources too.

        In Victoria, hospital bed managers (senior nurses) I’ve spoken to are reporting multiple days of falling behind capacity by the order of 50 or so patients, so I expect there are similar issues in NSW. We know that they are making extensive use of Hospital in the Home provisions to manage Covid patients, and major elective surgeries that require ICU bookings are being suspended.