390 new COVID cases and 2 deaths announced in New South Wales


Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) reported 390 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, including a wide range of age groups in hospital and intensive care.

More than 300 people are hospitalized, 63 of whom are in the ICU. According to health officials, four of the ICU people are in their twenties, six are in their thirties, five are in their forties, and fifteen are in their fifties.

Two people died overnight, including an unvaccinated woman in her 40s at her home in Sydney and a vaccinated man in her 90s who had been mitigated in the Hunter Region.

So far, 38 people in the state have died in the current outbreak.

“Behind all the statistics are loved ones, family members, and a lot of caregivers,” said NSW Prime Minister Gladys Beregikrian. Said On Friday. “We extend our heartfelt thoughts to all of them.”

Greater Sydney and its surrounding areas, as well as several areas of New South Wales, including the western and far west of New South Wales, will be closed until August 28.

This prompted rumors of an imminent blank state-wide blockade. But it wasn’t announced on Friday.

That said, Blacktown and Mount Druitt in western Sydney have become areas of particular concern to health officials, and cases are increasing.

According to the premiere, about 105,000 people received the COVID vaccine on Thursday.

Meanwhile, about 20 people associated with special schools in northern Sydney are infected with COVID-19, including students with severe autism.

NSW Health found 18 cases related to the Giant Steps Special Education School in Gladesville, including 3 staff, 7 students, and 8 families.

This happens after a COVID-positive person joins the Qudos Bank Arena vaccination hub, which is currently used by 12th graders in western Sydney. Arena is a casual contact site on the afternoon of August 10th.

Health officials in NSW are also “extremely concerned” about the potential for COVID-19 to spread to vulnerable local communities, and most new cases in Dubbo and Walgett have been diagnosed in Aboriginal people.

Ten new cases were reported overnight in Walgett.

The incident has led the state government to call a week-long snap lockdown on Wednesday in the Walgett, Dubbo, Bogan, Burke, Brewarrina, Coonamble, Gilgandra, Naromain and Warren regions.

On Thursday, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt confirmed that an additional 7,680 Pfizer vaccines would be provided to affected areas, including Walgett.

Scott McLachlan, Chief Executive Officer of the Western Local Health District, confirmed that the “overwhelming majority” of these cases were people, including children.

New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazard admitted Thursday that there was a problem with the proper vaccine supply to Walgett. But he said there was a strong demand for Pfizer in those communities.

Walgett’s Dharriwaa Elders Group also issued an urgent request Thursday night for more trained nurses to support Aboriginal medical services.

Hazard acknowledged that these services were understaffed.

AAP contributed to this report.

Caden Pearson