NSW recorded 753 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Of these locally acquired cases, 134 are linked to a known case or cluster – 108 are household contacts and 26 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 619 cases is under investigation.
Seventy-three cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 22 were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Forty-nine cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 609 cases remains under investigation.
Two new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night and 10 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 19,356.
There have been 13,765 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.
There are currently 608 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 107 people in intensive care, 34 of whom require ventilation.
There were 138,472 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 311,083.
Locally, there are now 7 confirmed cases in Bathurst, and the 3 existing cases in Lithgow, however 2 of those listed as ‘Lithgow’ cases do not reside in the area.
“I have been informed that 3 Covid-19 cases have been listed in the Lithgow Local Government Area. Of those 3 only 1 is in Lithgow – the other 2 have Lithgow postcodes, but may not reside here,” said Minister Paul Toole, Member for Bathurst.
“Whilst we are grateful the numbers are still relatively low, we all know there are a lot of people who have been tested over the weekend and notified yesterday to immediately get tested, and are still waiting results As such we all have to remain vigilant and limit our movements under the stay at home orders,” said Minister Toole.
The new popup testing facility will be operational at Tony Luchetti Showground in Lithgow from 8am Wednesday morning due to growing testing numbers in the region. This has been a joint initiative between NSW Health and the Lithgow City Council.
Bathurst Venues of Concern
- Clancy Ford, Kelso
Thursday, August 19, 2.20pm-2.30pm.
- Terry White Chemist Kelso, Trinity Heights Shopping Centre
Thursday, August 19, 12.35pm-12.55pm.
- Trinity Heights Bakehouse, Trinity Heights Shopping Centre
Thursday, August 19, 12.35pm-12.45pm.
- IGA Trinity Heights, Trinity Heights Shopping Centre
Thursday, August 19, 1.40pm-2pm.
- DHM Pathology, 193 Russell Street
Thursday, August 19, 2.10pm-2.15pm.
- Specsavers Bathurst, Bathurst City Centre
Friday, August 20, 9.30am-10am.
- Barratt and Smith Pathology, 193 Russell Street
Friday, August 20, 9am-9.30am.
- Foodworks Kelso
Sunday, August 22, 9am-9.15am.
Lithgow Venues of Concern
- Westend Newsagency (Australia Post Bowenfels)
- Tuesday 17 August 2021, 1:45pm to 1:55pm
- Lithgow Medical Clinic
- Friday 20 August 2021, 9:50am to 10:40am
- Wednesday 18 August 2021, 12:30pm to 1pm
- Coles Lithgow
- Thursday 19 August 2021, 11:40am to 12:30pm
- Tuesday 17 August 2021, 1:20pm to 1:45pm
If you were in these venues at that time or on those days, you are considered a casual contact. Health advice is that anyone who attended these venues is a casual contact and must get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result. If your date of exposure at this venue occurred in last 4 days, you must get another test on day 5 from the date of exposure. Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again