NSW Health recorded another 1331 locally acquired COVID cases and 6 deaths:
NSW recorded 1,331 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. pic.twitter.com/grk9EBZHVi
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) September 18, 2021
The age breakdown of deaths was as follows:
- One person was in their 40s
- One person was in their 60s
- Two people were in their 70s
- Two people were in their 80s
Three of the six people who died were not vaccinated and three had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
There have been 228 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 284 in total since the start of the pandemic.
There are currently 1,219 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 233 people in intensive care, 123 of whom require ventilation.
Across NSW, 81.2% of the over-16 population had received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 50.6% were fully vaccinated to 11:59pm on Thursday 16 September 2021.
Despite comprising only 19% of the adult population, unvaccinated individuals account for 74% of ICU admissions in NSW:
The next chart plots NSW daily cases, which appear to have peaked:
Finally, NSW Health is reporting around 14,250 active cases:
Good to see the COVID situation slowly improving across NSW.