Sydneysiders party on beach as NSW records 1262 new COVID cases

NSW has recorded 1262 locally acquired COVID cases over the past 24 hours:

Seven more people have died:

  • A man in his 20s
  • A woman in her 40s
  • Two people in their 50s
  • A man in his 70s
  • Two people in their 80s

There have been 177 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021.

There are currently 1,206 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 220 people in intensive care, 92 of whom require ventilation. These figures do not include hospital in the home patients.

The next chart plots the daily cases:

However, active cases have roughly halved to 14,510 after the government seemingly changed the definition:

Finally NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has dismissed concerns that Sydneysiders are shunning restrictions to go to the beach:

“Fresh air we know is the safest place to be at the present time…

“But we do state, maintain your social distance and be careful.

“While we have many more to get vaccinated, we do have risks.”

“I know the media will have photographs today of people out and about, they tend to do that,” Mr Hazzard said.

“Generally that is a safe place to be.”

Personally, I believe that low-risk activities outdoors should be permitted. People need to maintain their health and well being.

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  1. Went for a walk at Balmoral Beach yesterday. There were small groups sitting on the grass with beers.

    The missus went for a walk again today and the cops were there asking for people to prove they were from the LGA.

    • boomengineeringMEMBER

      September 11, 2021 at 2:19 pm
      I was in Manly this morn for the after dog walk obligatory café takeaway. Most customers and staff not wearing. Cop van went past as I was sitting down scoffing. Went to the same area where TA was and then to Mid Steyne. About 2% wearing masks, at about 6.00am . 3 cops walking to beach as we left so who knows how they will enforce masks being overwhelmed by these criminals.
      Also quite a few young sheila’s without even masks on their person.

    • reusachtigeMEMBER

      I want cops to be doing this across the Eastern Suburbs even after the Covid panic! No Westies from the other side of ANZAC Parade allowed down to our beaches.

  2. And didn’t Gladys hate it this morning when the questions turned to ICAC and why she’d decided to end the 11am sessions?
    The Libs marketing team have come up with the need for ” a clear mind” to justify their cowardice and Gladys has decided that she will only show up when she and her advisors feel she needs to be accountable for anything (in other words- nothing). The usually 1 hour plus session ran for just over 30 minutes today and they basically sprinted off as soon as the questions started to sting a little.

    As Katherine Murphy wrote yesterday about the Liberal Party:

    “Living in close proximity to political actors thumbing their noses at basic norms, like accountability; having to coexist with leaders who feel no significant pressure to punctuate their constant spamming with competent representation or deep engagement or self reflection; bearing witness to people opting out of their responsibilities in the middle of a crisis that is literally life and death – casts a long shadow.

    This behaviour is beyond obnoxious, beyond unacceptable, beyond tolerable.

    It is a DISGRACE.”


  3. I personally think you shouldn’t have to wear a mask outdoors. It’s absurd. Germany only made mask wearing indoors a requirement. And Germans are fairly pragmatic.

    It is clear to me that society is willing to let a few people die each day in order to have some freedom back. This is why I am getting vaccinated. Protect yourself and your family, but don’t expect anyone else to care about you.

  4. I notice Hazzard has changed his tune, where he is now no longer able to verbally beat people down in an attempt to have them comply he is now approving of their actions. It just shows the power the people have, this ends when we all stand up and go about our business like normal.

    • reusachtigeMEMBER

      Yep. Yesterday arvo I had a group of friends swing by with their sippy cups and we all stood out the front drinking and chatting. No need for masks when drinking. I don’t think we have that stupid no alcohol law that Vic has and even if we do we didn’t give a sh1t.

  5. You beauty! Yes restrictions in the West should definitely be eased. If the protestors had any brains they would protest at Eastern suburb beaches. Why did they choose the CBD? There is nobody there and won’t be for a long time to come.

  6. I’m in Germany right now, having escaped Stalag Singapore, where despite vaccination rates close to 90% mask wearing is compulsory outside, and vigorously enforced.

    The Germans insist on mask wearing indoors but it’s pretty farcical as in cafes and restaurants they come off the moment you sit down. Walked through downtown Munich yesterday, thousands of people in the main squares and visiting the motor show that’s on right now. Barely a mask in sight.

    The attitude here is, now that vaccinations are up around 65%, you’re on your own (I think better to have vaccination rates higher more like 75-80% but it’s a sentiment I share). No hysterical attitudes about COVID deaths, and it doesn’t dominate the news or life in general.

  7. In the country I live in I must book to go to the beach on a weekend or public holiday – limiting numbers due to covid. When I get there I must collect a wristband at my allotted time. All free but stops overcrowding. It’s not hard peoples.

  8. Charles MartinMEMBER

    Just spent a few hours in the glorious sunshine at the beach. I’d forgotten how good it feels to be outdoors in the sunshine.
    A bit windy, but meh, the sights and sounds made up for it.

  9. Sydney is such a sh*thole. Look at how ugly these people are?

    These are the morons who only a few months ago, where bullying other states and saying ” Look at me. Look at me. ”

    Now we get a true inside glimpse at just how horrible and ugly these people really are.

    No thanks NSW. We dont need anymore of your advice.

    If I was from NSW, I’d be ashamed.
    I’d also learn to, ” Shut the FK up ” and stop talking when I have nothing to actually say.

    People in glass houses really need to learn to stop throwing stones.

    If you’ve got nothing to say then stop saying it NSW. You’ve got nothing to say this Country wants to hear anymore.

    Just look at them. How horrible as these people and THEY want to give the rest of us advice?

    Your an absolute joke to Australia. I dont take advice from you NSW.

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