NSW Health has recorded another 1259 locally acquired COVID cases and 12 deaths:
NSW recorded 1,259 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Two new cases were acquired overseas, and 36 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. pic.twitter.com/BADIDtqn2Z
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) September 15, 2021
The breakdown of the 12 deaths are as follows:
- A woman in her 30s
- Two people in their 50s
- Three people in their 60s
- Three people in their 70s
- Two people in their 80s
- A man in his 90s.
There have been 198 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021.
There are currently 1,241 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 234 people in intensive care, 108 of whom require ventilation.
85% of ICU patients are unvaccinated:
On the bright side, daily infections may have peaked:
NSW Health is now reporting around 14,300 active local COVID cases:
Meanwhile, The SMH today reports that the state government is under growing pressure to review its hotspot boundaries and ease the lockdown restrictions for Sydney suburbs that have low case numbers and high vaccination rates.
Deputy Chief Health Officer Jeremy McAnulty says the state’s hotspots are assessed on a daily basis. The proportion of NSW residents aged 16+ who have received at least one vaccine dose is expected to reach 80% on 15 September.