14 Aug 2021

New South Wales Covid-19 update: 466 new cases, four deaths

1:26 pm on 14 August 2021

New South Wales has recorded another 466 Covid-19 cases and four deaths today.

A map showing the locations of new Covid-19 cases in the wider Sydney area on Friday.

A map showing the locations of new Covid-19 cases in the wider Sydney area on Friday. Photo: Health New South Wales / Screenshot

The four deaths include a woman in her 40s who was not vaccinated, a man in his 70s who was vaccinated but had pre-exisiting conditions, a man in his 80s and a female in her 70s. The number of Covid-related deaths in this outbreak has reached 43.

Of the new cases, 121 are linked to a known case or cluster and the source of infection for 345 cases is under investigation.

Sixty-eight people were infectious in the community

Premier Gladys Berejiklian outlined the new powers the police will have as well as the tighter restrictions and new penalties.

She said there will be a visable presence of police in affected areas.

People in Greater Sydney now need a permit to go into regional NSW. The permit will come into effect next Saturday, but police will be monitoring the roads this week to m ake sure people are heading into the regions for permitted reasons.

On the spot fines for breaches will now be $5000 as well as lying on a permit.

You must register your single bubble buddy, who must live within 5km of you.

The word "recreation" is no longer a reason to leave your home. It must be genuine exercise.

Victoria cases

Victoria has recorded 21 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 today, with almost half of those in the community for part of their infectious periods.

The Health Department said 11 people were in quarantine for the duration of their infectious periods.

The new cases were found from 33,675 test results processed on Friday.

All of the new infections are linked to known cases, a positive sign after contact tracers raced to find the source of mystery cases driving the outbreak.

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton yesterday said the recent mystery cases were a concern and getting on top of them "as much as possible" was a focus.

It is still not known exactly how the two cases at the start of the outbreak contracted Covid-19. Four mystery cases were detected on Thursday, and another four on Wednesday, spread across Melbourne's north and west.

Queensland cases

Queensland records seven new cases. Six locally acquired and one from overseas.

Health Minister Yvette D'Ath made the announcement this morning.

All six local cases are linked to the Indooroopilly cluster.

The seven cases have not spent any time in the community during their infectious period.

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