There are no new COVID-19 cases in the Southern Highlands.
The South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) was notified of positive news in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Everyone in the district should still be alert for any symptoms that could signal COVID-19 including headache, nausea, sore throat, runny nose, cough, loss of smell or taste, or fever.
If symptoms appear, people must isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.
Meanwhile, NSW recorded 477 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
One new case was acquired overseas and one was acquired interstate in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 68,523.
Sadly, NSW Health is reporting the deaths of six men who had COVID-19. Two were in their 50s, one in their 60s, and three in their 70s.
One was from western Sydney, one from south eastern Sydney, two from south western Sydney, and two from southern New South Wales.
Five were not vaccinated, and one had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
A man in his 70s died at St George Hospital, where he acquired his infection. It is the third death linked to an outbreak at the hospital.
A man in his 50s from southern New South Wales died at home.
A man in his 50s from southern New South Wales died at Canberra Hospital.
A man in his 70s died at Nepean Hospital, where he acquired his infection. It is the eighth death linked to an outbreak at the hospital.
NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19:
- If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away - don't delay.
- Wash your hands regularly and take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
- Keep your distance and leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
- Wear a mask at all times when outside your home, except when exercising.
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