NSW recorded another 1022 locally acquired cases and 10 deaths:
NSW recorded 1,022 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. pic.twitter.com/d2zAFIGXmo
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) September 21, 2021
The age profile of the deaths were as follows:
- One person was in their 50s
- One person was in their 60s
- Two people were in their 70s
- Five people were in their 80s
- One person was in their 90s
There have been 255 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 311 in total since the start of the pandemic.
There are currently 1,266 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 244 people in intensive care, 118 of whom require ventilation.
The next chart plots NSW daily cases, which continue to trend lower:
NSW’s active cases have declined further to 13,180:
Yesterday, University of South Australia epidemiologist Adrian Esterman suggested that case numbers in NSW may have peaked. Premier Gladys Berejiklian remains cautious, however, warning that a super-spreading event could see daily case numbers surge.
Berejiklian also reiterated that the hospitalisation rate is now more important than case numbers, and that hospitalisations are like to peak in October.