NSW Health has recorded 646 new locally acquired COVID cases and 11 deaths:
NSW recorded 646 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Two new cases were acquired overseas in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 67,480. pic.twitter.com/b9lVX23zCW
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) October 8, 2021
The age breakdown of the deaths are as follows:
- Two were in their 50s
- One was in their 60s
- Four were in their 70s
- Four were in their 80s
There have been 414 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 470 in total since the start of the pandemic.
There are currently 856 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 170 people in intensive care, 75 of whom require ventilation.
89.4% of the over-16 population had received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine and 70.3% were fully vaccinated.
The next chart plots the daily cases across NSW, which continue to diverge from Victoria:
There are now 7853 active cases across NSW, which again are on a very different track to Victoria:
Only 0.627% NSW tests came back as positive, according to COVIDBaseAU:
Whereas NSW’s Reff has also fallen to 0.81:
This means cases in NSW should continue to fall. However, in reality, they will likely surge once Sydney reopens on Monday.