New drive-through testing clinic opensAug 05, 2021
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The Commonwealth Government has today announced that NSW will receive an additional 180,000 Pfizer doses over the next two weeks.
This will allow NSW Health to reinstate all bookings affected by the recent reallocation of doses to Year 12 students in south west and western Sydney.
People whose bookings were recently cancelled will be rebooked as a priority to ensure they are the first to receive the new doses.
NSW Health has begun work on reinstating these bookings and further information will be available soon. We thank everybody for their patience and understanding.
Today Mid North Coast Local Health District opened a new drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at Lake Cathie Sporting Complex in response to the detection of COVID-19 fragments in sewage samples taken from the Coffs Harbour and Bonny Hills sewage treatment plants this week
The new drive-through clinic is open from 10am to 4pm today and 8am to 4pm tomorrow (6 August).
The existing drive-through testing clinics at Coffs Harbour International Stadium and Port Macquarie Regional Stadium continue to operate seven days a week.
The Local Health District continues to closely monitor COVID-19 after NSW recorded 262 new locally-acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Of these locally acquired cases, 43 cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 80 cases remains under investigation.
Six new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Six previously reported cases were excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 9,866.
Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of the deaths of five people who were confirmed COVID-19 cases.
A man in his 60s from Sydney’s south west died at Campbelltown Hospital. A man in his 70s from Sydney’s inner west died at Concord General Repatriation Hospital. A man in his 60s from Sydney’s south west died at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. A woman in her 80s from Sydney’s south west died at Liverpool Hospital. A man in his 60s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.
This brings to 21 the number of COVID-related deaths during the current outbreak.
There have been 4,319 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this recent outbreak was reported.
It is important to continue to practise COVID-safe behaviour such as washing your hands regularly, wearing masks, keeping our distance, checking in at venues and businesses, and getting vaccinated.
Please come forward for testing if you experience even the mildest of symptoms and self-isolate until you receive a negative result.