NSW records 1035 COVID cases, five deaths

NSW Health has recorded another 1035 locally acquired COVID cases:

The age breakdown of the five deaths are as follows:

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

Of the five people who died with COVID-19, two were not vaccinated, two had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

There have been 260 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 316 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There are currently 1,232 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 242 people in intensive care, 122 of whom require ventilation.

The next chart plots NSW’s daily cases, which have passed their peak:

Active cases have also fallen below 13,200:

There is light at the end of the tunnel, Sydney.

Unconventional Economist


    • I suppose to make a communicable vs non-communicable disease, we would need a control group where Delta is allowed to run riot – with similar public health interventions as heart disease – and compared deaths then?

      • $500b spent on CV-19 in Australia since the pandemic started and you cannot vaccinate for heart disease.

        If the issue is about deaths, loss of years lived and quality of life then we are focusing on the wrong thing with CV-19. Much bigger diseases which should consume as much or more than CV-19. If we look globally then malnutrition, malaria and others all seems more of a risk to developing communities than CV-19.

        Not arguing we didn’t need to respond to CV-19, just that the response was disproportionate relative to other societal ills.

        • I agree, and it’s odd the comment about vaccination against heart disease.

          My narrow point was comparing deaths between a NC v C disease is probably inapt on that metric alone.

          Everyone is going to have a different view on whether it’s worth it – again, my point was narrow.

          • Of course you can vaccinate against malaria – and hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent doing just that, even in recent years, with the result that malaria deaths have more than halved since 2010 (800k – 1 million) to now (400k)

          • Give it a rest with your feigned concern for child poverty and mental health.

            You defeat your own social Darwinist arguments by resorting to this contrived BS.

          • Ad, I’m not surprised you’re upset by these facts, these are easily preventable deaths if we had the will.

          • Given how simple it would be to feed that relatively small number of children, it really is a shame no one has ever tried to reduce the number of children who can’t get enough food. Maybe if someone set up a charity that specifically targeted famine relief in developing countries they could raise the funds and get it done.