NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE – 22nd July 2021
NSW recorded 124 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Of these locally acquired cases, 67 are linked to a known case or cluster – 45 are household contacts and 22 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 57 cases is under investigation.
Thirty-seven cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 22 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Forty-eight cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 17 cases remains under investigation.
No new overseas-acquired cases were recorded in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Four cases reported previously, but since found to be false positives, have been excluded, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 7,164.
NSW Health administered 23,549 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 7,923 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 3,226,932, with 1,258,864 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,968,068 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Tuesday 20 July 2021.
|Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||7,164|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||61|
|Total tests carried out||8,220,797|
|Total vaccinations administered in NSW||3,226,932|
Of the 124 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 54 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 40 are from Western Sydney LHD, 18 are from Sydney LHD, eight are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, two are from Northern Sydney LHD, one is from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD and one is from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD.
As reported in a public health alert last night, a supermarket in Belrose in north-eastern Sydney and another in Merrylands, in south-western Sydney, have become venues of concern.
Anyone who attended the following venue at the times listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health:
|Belrose||Woolworths||Glenrose Village, 56-58 Glen Street||Saturday 10 July
8:30am to 8:40am Thursday 15 July
7:30am to 9:00am Friday 16 July
5:55am to 4:30pm Saturday 17 July