There were no new COVID cases in the Southern Highlands today.
The South West Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) were notified of the good news in the 24 hours to 8.00pm 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 444 new locally acquired cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Two new cases were acquired overseas, and five previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 69,804.
Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of four people - three men and one woman.
Three people were in their 70s, and one person was in their 60s. Two people were from south western Sydney and two people were from western Sydney.
Two people were not vaccinated and two people had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The two people who had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were a man in his 60s with underlying health conditions who died at Nepean Hospital and a woman in her 70s with underlying health conditions who died at the Allity Beechwood Aged Care Facility in Revesby, where she acquired her infection. This is the seventh death linked to an outbreak at this aged care facility.
A man in his 70s from south western Sydney died at home. He tested positive to COVID-19 following his death. He was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions.
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.
- Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
- Keep your distance and leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
- Wear a mask indoors and while on or waiting for public transport.
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