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NSW records 681 Covid-19 cases


A man sopra his 80s has died from Covid-19 sopra Sydney as NSW’s outbreak grew by a 681 cases acceso Thursday. 

The man died at St George Hospital sopra the city’s south, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced acceso Thursday. 

Of the new cases, 59 were contagious sopra the community and the isolation status of 459 infections is still a mystery to contact tracers.

The source of infection for 511 cases is still under investigation. 

The embattled capo though revealed a 110,000 Covid-19 vaccinations had been administered sopra NSW sopra the last day – and that the state was now acceso target to fully immunise 70 per errore cent of its population by the end of October.    

‘Once we get to the end of October we expect 70 per errore cent of the population to be fully vaccinated,’ she said.

‘Once we get to mid November we expect that figure to reach 80 per errore cent. 

‘It gives enormous opportunities for greater freedoms than we do today.’

NSW Health said 463 of the new cases were found sopra west and south-west Sydney.

Ms Berejiklian said the vast majority of the new cases were found sopra Merrylands, Guildford, Auburn, Granville, Lidcombe, Greenacre and Blacktown. 

Authorities have meanwhile extended regional NSW’s lockdown to at least August 28 – sopra line with the expiry date for Greater Sydney’s stay-at-home orders – after another 25 cases were found sopra the state’s west. 

Police and ADF personnel are pictured patrolling the Bankstown LGA sopra Sydney’s south-west acceso Thursday

The announcement follows an alarming forecast that NSW is acceso track to more than 2,000 cases a day if current infection rates continue, with seemingly end sopra sight to the state’s gruelling lockdown.

The  variant’s reproductive rate has shot up to 1.3, as dozens of exposure sites were recorded across regional areas including a busy Kmart, five Woolworths and two Aldi supermarkets.

There were three deaths and a 633 infections acceso Wednesday, up from 452 cases the day before, with the massive jump sparking fears the worst is still to quasi.

Residents arrive at a mass vaccination centre to get their Covid-19 vaccine in Sydney on Wednesday

Residents arrive at a mass vaccination centre to get their Covid-19 vaccine sopra Sydney acceso Wednesday

Masked Sydneysiders are pictured in Bankstown in the city's south-west on Wednesday

Masked Sydneysiders are pictured sopra Bankstown sopra the city’s south-west acceso Wednesday

If the alarming figure triggering exponential growth stays the same, one of Australia’s virus experts, James McCaw, has warned – there will be 2,000 daily cases within four weeks. 

Worryingly, these predictions are not based acceso modelling showing worst ora best case scenarios, but are made using simple maths based acceso the current 1.3 R-rate. 

The University of Melbourne professor, who advises the federal government acceso its coronavirus response, said the rate at which infections are picking up pacificazione is ‘deeply concerning’.

‘It could go lower too. Our models show the possibility of increases and decreases, but I think it’s more likely to be well over 1,000 and up to 2,000 within a month ora so,’ he told the Sydney Morning Herald.

Using the 1.3 reproduction figure, NSW will see 2,278 daily cases acceso average by September 17, with more than 1,000 expected by September 2.

Covid-ravaged New South Wales is on track to start racking up over 2,000 cases a day, as the Delta variant's reproductive rate skyrockets (pictured, Sydneysiders in lockdown on Wednesday)

Covid-ravaged New South Wales is acceso track to start racking up over 2,000 cases a day, as the variant’s reproductive rate skyrockets (pictured, Sydneysiders sopra lockdown acceso Wednesday)

At the moment the R-rate is now 1.3, meaning every 10 people who catch the devastating respiratory illness will pass it on to another 13 (pictured, Bronte Beach in Sydney's east)

At the moment the R-rate is now 1.3, meaning every 10 people who catch the devastating respiratory illness will pass it acceso to another 13 (pictured, Bronte Beach sopra Sydney’s east)

If the R-rate were to drop slightly to 1.2, a five-day rolling average by September 17 would be a slightly healthier 1,409.

An R-rate of 1.1 would see the average daily cases by the same date reach a far more manageable 836. 

NSW Health are not only scrambling to get acceso of the ever-growing outbreak, but also to prepare for the huge influx of positive cases that may need to be hospitalised.

At the centre of those concerns are a staggering 3,803 mystery cases that are yet to be linked to a source.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the worst was yet to come for Sydneysiders as the state recorded by far the highest daily rise in cases during the Covid-19 pandemic to date

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the worst was yet to quasi for Sydneysiders as the state recorded by far the highest daily rise sopra cases during the Covid-19 pandemic to date

To free up gruppo and hospital capacity, the NSW Ministry of Health made the shock move to cancel almost all surgeries sopra the state’s private hospitals.

Under the ‘special conditions’ order only ’emergency’ procedures will be allowed to go ahead from August 23.

Similar non-urgent surgeries have already been halted sopra public hospitals.

It comes just days after NSW Health admitted they have all but given up acceso listing exposure venues sopra virus-plagued Sydney.

Instead, health officials will concentrate acceso public alerts sopra regional areas and venues sopra the Harbour City deemed ‘high-risk’.

Triggering fear are a staggering 3803 mystery Covid cases that are yet to be linked to their source (pictured, police assist NSW Health staff at a Covid vaccination clinic at Olympic Park on Wednesday)

Triggering fear are a staggering 3803 mystery Covid cases that are yet to be linked to their source (pictured, police assist NSW Health gruppo at a Covid vaccination clinic at Olympic Park acceso Wednesday)

NSW Health are not only scrambling to get on top of the ever-growing outbreak, but also to prepare for the huge influx of positive cases that may need to be hospitalised (pictured, Sydney on Wednesday)

NSW Health are not only scrambling to get acceso of the ever-growing outbreak, but also to prepare for the huge influx of positive cases that may need to be hospitalised (pictured, Sydney acceso Wednesday)

Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant told reporters the R-rate will need to drop below 1 before any improvements can be made sopra the case numbers.

She desperately reiterated her daily message acceso Wednesday morning calling acceso NSW residents to stay at home and abide by the state’s harsh lockdown measures which are now sopra their eighth week sopra Sydney.

‘Every person is passing acceso the virus to more than one person, so we are continuing to see case numbers increase,’ she said.

‘You might have one person who has connections across three households, but sopra each of those households you’ve got tens of people. And we know that household transmission for Covid is so common.’

Sydneysiders line up in Bankstown to get vaccinated against Covid-19 on Wednesday (pictured) - one of the city's virus hotspots

Sydneysiders line up sopra Bankstown to get vaccinated against Covid-19 acceso Wednesday (pictured) – one of the city’s virus hotspots

A long queue of people is seen lining up to vaccinated against Covid at Bankstown in Sydney on Wednesday (pictured) - with the area suffering a worrying influx of Covid cases

A long queue of people is seen lining up to vaccinated against Covid at Bankstown sopra Sydney acceso Wednesday (pictured) – with the territorio suffering a worrying influx of Covid cases

The warning for Sydneysiders came as dozens of venues throughout regional NSW were flagged by authorities as exposure sites. 

A long list of businesses were issued with public health alerts sopra the central west NSW town of Dubbo – including a day spa, calcio d’angolo store and a gym.

Anyone who visited Dubbo’s Itty Bitty Spa acceso Tuesday August 10 between 9:30am to 5:30pm is considered a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days.

Dubbo Kmart (pictured) was among dozens of venues in the far west town exposed to the virus

Dubbo Kmart (pictured) was among dozens of venues sopra the far west town exposed to the virus

Dubbo Aldi (pictured) was issued a public health alert after being flagged as a Covid exposure site

Dubbo Aldi (pictured) was issued a public health alert after being flagged as a Covid exposure site

The same goes for anyone who attended Dubbo Myall St Mini Mart acceso August 13 between 2:15pm to 2:30pm and gym-goers at Dubbo Snap Valore adattativo acceso August 10 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

Meanwhile, five Woolworths supermarkets at Albion Park, Broken Hill, Shell Cove, Dubbo’s Orana Mall and Dubbo Riverdale Shopping Centre, were issued sportivo alerts.

That means anyone who attended during the times listed by NSW Health must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.  

It’s the same story for shoppers at Broken Hill Coles, Dubbo and Edgeworth Aldi, and Kmart, also sopra Dubbo.  

Albion Park Woolworths (pictured) near Shellharbour was flagged as a Covid exposures site

Albion Park Woolworths (pictured) near Shellharbour was flagged as a Covid exposures site

Australian Defence Force personnel assist NSW Police with Food Bank deliveries in Dubbo, NSW on August 18, 2021

Australian Defence Force personnel assist NSW Police with Food Bank deliveries sopra Dubbo, NSW acceso August 18, 2021

Covid exposure sites sopra NSW acceso Wednesday 

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close  contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.

Dubbo Itty Bitty Spa Suite 23/25 Macquarie Chambers, 69-79 Macquarie Street Tuesday 10 August 2021 9:30am to 5:30pm  

Dubbo Myall St Mini Mart 272 Myall Street Friday 13 August 2021 2:15pm to 2:30pm

Dubbo Snap Valore adattativo Dubbo 113 Darling Street Tuesday 10 August 2021 5:30pm to 6:30pm 

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a sportivo contact and must get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. 

Albion Park Australia Post Albion Park 133 Tongarra Road Wednesday 11 August 2021 8:55am to 9:30am 

Albion Park Woolworths Albion Park Terry and Russell Street Friday 13 August 2021 10:15am to 11:15am 

Albion Park Calders General Store 152 Terry Street Sunday 15 August 2021 1pm to 1:10pm 

Albion Park Delicia Convenience Store Shop 2/132 Burdekin Drive Saturday 14 August 2021 4pm to 4:10pm 

Bourke Khans SUPA IGA Oxley Street Monday 16 August 2021 10:10am to 10:20am Saturday 14 August 2021 5:55pm to 6:10pm Friday 13 August 2021 5:55pm to 6pm 

Bourke SPAR Bourke 5 Warraweena Street Monday 16 August 2021 11:55am to 12pm Sunday 15 August 2021 1:10pm to 1:15pm 

Broken Hill Coles Broken Hill South Road and Galena Street Sunday 15 August 2021 10:25am to 10:50am 

Broken Hill Woolworths Broken Hill 7 Westside Plaza, Galena Street Saturday 14 August 2021 11:35am to 11:50am 

Dubbo Aldi Dubbo 177 Talbragar Street Saturday 14 August 2021 12:50pm to 1:10pm Thursday 12 August 2021 2pm to 3pm Thursday 12 August 2021 2pm to 3pm Saturday 7 August 2021 11:30am to 12:30pm 

Dubbo Blooms the Chemist Dubbo Shop 15-16a, Dubbo Square, 177 Macquarie Street Wednesday 11 August 2021 11:45am to 11:55am 

Dubbo Caltex Dubbo Cobra St and Brisbane Street Thursday 12 August 2021 8:35am to 8:50am 

Dubbo Chemist Warehouse Dubbo 166 Macquarie Street Saturday 14 August 2021 1:30pm to 1:45pm Wednesday 11 August 2021 10:45am to 11:15am Saturday 7 August 2021 2:20pm to 2:35pm 

Dubbo IGA Ashcroft 95 Tamworth Street Saturday 14 August 2021 3:15pm to 3:30pm 

Dubbo Kmart Dubbo Dubbo Square, Bultje and Macquarie Streets Wednesday 11 August 2021 11:20am to 11:45am Tuesday 10 August 2021 10:30am to 11:30am Monday 9 August 2021 12:15pm to 12:40pm Sunday 8 August 2021 2:45pm to 3:30pm  

Dubbo Myer Dubbo Macquarie Street Monday 9 August 2021 1pm to 1:35pm 

Dubbo Orana Tobacconist Dubbo Orana Mall Shopping Centre, 56 Windsor Paradae Saturday 14 August 2021 11:50am to 12pm 

Dubbo Shell Coles Express Petrol Station Dubbo 131-133 Cobra Street, Fitzroy Street Friday 13 August 2021 10:40am to 10:50am 

Dubbo Ten Tops Dubbo 58 Macquarie Street Saturday 7 August 2021 3:25pm to 3:55pm 

Dubbo United Service Station – Pieface 195 Cobra Street Friday 13 August 2021 9pm to 9:05pm 

Dubbo Wallace’s Store 61 Boundary Road Tuesday 10 August 2021 9am to 9:15am 

Dubbo Woolworths Orana Mall 56 Windsor Parade Saturday 14 August 2021 11:40am to 11:55am Thursday 12 August 2021 11:15am to 12:30pm Monday 9 August 2021 11:25am to 12pm 

Dubbo Woolworths Riverdale Riverdale Shopping Centre, 49/65 Macquarie Street Saturday 14 August 2021 1:10pm to 1:30pm Friday 13 August 2021 11:40am to 12pm (noon) Wednesday 11 August 2021 6:30am to 7:30am Wednesday 11 August 2021 5:45pm to 6:05pm Wednesday 11 August 2021 3:35pm to 3:50pm Wednesday 11 August 2021 11:25am to 12:10pm Wednesday 11 August 2021 10am to 10:20am Monday 9 August 2021 4:05pm to 4:35pm Sunday 8 August 2021 3:30pm to 4pm 

Edgeworth Aldi Edgeworth 57 Thomas Street Sunday 15 August 2021 4:40pm to 5:45pm Saturday 14 August 2021 8:30am to 9:30am Thursday 12 August 2021 3:15pm to 4pm Saturday 7 August 2021 1:30pm to 1:40pm 

Gilgandra Carlos SUPA IGA 43-45 Miller Street Friday 13 August 2021 11:05am to 11:10am 

Kotara The Reject Shop Kotara Shop A002/108 Park Avenue Saturday 7 August 2021 11:30am to 12pm 

Lake Munmorah Friendly Pharmacy Lake Munmorah Shop M02/275 Pacific Highway Friday 13 August 2021 10:10am to 10:20am 

Lidcombe Shell Coles Express Lidcombe 18 Parramatta Road Monday 9 August 2021 4:25am to 6:15am 

Maitland The Reject Shop Maitland 424 High Street Monday 9 August 2021 10:25am to 10:35am 

Shell Cove Get Stuffed Chicken Shop Shop 8/100 Cove Boulevarde Wednesday 11 August 2021 11:15am to 11:30am 

Shell Cove Woolworths Shell Cove 100 Cove Boulevarde Wednesday 11 August 2021 12:15pm to 1pm 

Tenambit Tenambit Pharmacy 47 Maize Street Friday 13 August 2021 11am to 11:05am 

Wilcannia Wilcannia Roadhouse Grahams 2 Myers Street Saturday 14 August 2021 9am to 9:10am 





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