New South Wales has recorded 935 new local infections of Covid-19 in a promising sign the state’s increasing vaccination rate is taking effect.
NSW has recorded 935 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19, NSW Health officials have revealed.
There were also four deaths of people with Covid-19.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned the worst of the state’s hospitalisations were yet to come – a grim prediction given there are already 1,207 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 236 people in intensive care – 123 of whom are on ventilators.
“We need to continue to brace ourselves for October being the worst month, for the number of people who pass away and the number of people who need intensive care,” she said.
“Once we start reopening cases will go through the roof but it won’t matter so much as we will … be vaccinated.
“So, we can’t be complacent because we know that unfortunately given what Delta does, if we are too complacent too early things can get out of control and that is the last thing we want.
“We are all working together to get to the 70 per cent double dose vaccination and we should all keep working together.”
Of the deaths recorded overnight, two were men in their 60s from southwest Sydney who died at Liverpool Hospital.
A man in his 80s from western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital. His death is the second linked to an outbreak at Uniting Edinglassie Lodge Residential Aged Care Facility in Penrith.
A woman in her 80s from the Wollongong area died at Wollongong Hospital.
Of the 935 new local cases, 275 were from southwest Sydney Local Health District, 219 were from western Sydney, 111 were from southeast Sydney, 102 were from inner Sydney, 50 were from northern Sydney, 49 were from Nepean/Blue Mountains and 45 were from Illawarra/Shoalhaven.
Meanwhile, NSW now has 5.4 million (82.23 per cent) people with at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 3.5 million (52.65 per cent) who are fully vaccinated.
Originally published as 935 new locally acquired Covid-19 cases in NSW: Gladys Berejiklian