NSW records 1351 new COVID cases, 12 deaths

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The death toll from the Delta outbreak in NSW continues to grow, with another 12 fatalities and 1351 new COVID-19 cases.

NSW Health said there were 129,266 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 137,498.

There are currently 1231 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 231 people in intensive care, 108 of whom require ventilation.

The 12 latest deaths of people who had COVID-19 include:

  • A man in his 90s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital. He acquired his infection at the Hardi Guildford Aged Care Facility. This is the second death linked to the outbreak at this facility.
  • A man in his 60s from western Sydney died at Northern Beaches Hospital.
  • A man in his 60s from south-western Sydney died at Northern Beaches Hospital.
  • A woman in her 80s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.
  • A woman in her 80s from south-western Sydney died at Concord Hospital.
  • A woman in her 60s from south-eastern Sydney died at Prince of Wales Hospital.
  • A man in his 40s from western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital.
  • A woman in her 80s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.
  • A woman in her 70s from western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital.
  • A man in his 70s from south-western Sydney died at Campbelltown Hospital.
  • A woman in her 60s from south-western Sydney died at home.

A man in his 50s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital. A COVID-19 outbreak has emerged across three Redfern social housing towers home to more than 630 people.

Twelve people have now tested positive to the virus in the inner west apartments on Morehead Street.

A Sydney Local Health District spokesperson said a mobile vaccination team was visiting each building this week, providing vaccinations to residents.

“To date, almost two-thirds of residents in the three buildings have been vaccinated,” the spokesperson said.

“A COVID-19 testing clinic has also been set up onsite at Poet’s Corner, and more than 300 local residents have been tested this week, so far.“

Confirmed cases or close contacts have been offered health accommodation if they are unable to safely isolate at home.

A pop-up testing clinic has also opened up at The Block in Redfern amid concern about rising cases in the inner city’s vulnerable communities.

There were 514 new local cases reported in Victoria, its highest daily figure in over a year. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews anticipates his state will reach 70 per cent first-dose vaccination of its adult population today.

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