25 Sep 2021

Covid in Australia: NSW records 1007 cases and 11 deaths

1:41 pm on 25 September 2021

NSW has recorded 1007 locally acquired cases and 11 deaths while Victoria has recorded 847 cases and one further death.

Policer offers patrol on their service horses in front of the Sydney Opera House on September 13, 2021 amid Covid-19 pendamic.

Photo: AFP

Ten men and one woman made up the reported deaths in NSW. One was in their 40s, one in their 50s, two in their 60s, three in their 70s, three in their 80s, and one person in their 90s.

Nine people were not vaccinated, and two people had received one dose.

Currently 1187 people in hospital including 429 who are in intensive care. One hundred and eighteen require ventilation.

The death in Victoria is the 22nd death linked to the state's current Delta outbreak.

The new infections were found from 57,342 test results processed on Friday.

It is the highest single-day tally of the outbreak to date in Victoria.

Case numbers are projected to keep rising until a peak late next month, with admissions to hospital also expected to keep rising.

It brings the total number of active infections in the state to 7,611, the vast majority of those acquired in the community.

Parts of the state remain in lockdown and a strict, daily 9:00pm-5:00am curfew is still in place in Melbourne, so it will come into effect midway through tonight's AFL grand final.

Victoria Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton yesterday urged people to stay home and follow the rules to avoid putting "you, your friends and your households at risk".

The virus has continued spreading into regional Victoria, with new exposure sites listed in the state's north-east and south-west overnight.

There were 37,220 doses of Covid-19 vaccines administered at state-run sites yesterday.

The latest federal data shows more than 76 percent of Victorians aged 16 years and older have had at least one dose of a vaccine, while more than 46 percent have had both.

It was hoped the state would hit an 80 percent first-dose target this weekend, allowing for a very slight relaxing of recreation rules, but that goal is now likely to be reached during the week instead.

Federal authorities yesterday confirmed the country's vaccine allocations would remain on track for October after initial concerns about supply.

There are hopes it could bring forward the timeline for the easing of restrictions once 70 percent and 80 percent double-dose targets are met.

Premier Daniel Andrews had earlier warned the state was "rationing" mRNA vaccines due to supply concerns, urging people to book for AstraZeneca.

Meanwhile Queensland has recorded one new case in a child who is a household contact linked to the Sunnybank cluster.

Health minister Yvette D'Ath said the positive test was the result of a Day 14 test. It means the case was not active in the community for any of their infectious period, but also shows the need for the full 14 days of quarantine.


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