NSW records 207 new locally acquired COVID cases and another death

NSW records 207 new locally acquired COVID cases and another death

With around a quarter of New South Wales' 207 new COVID-19 cases confirmed to have been in the community for their entire infectious period, the state's Premier has once again stressed the need for vaccination rates to continue improving this month.

"August is the month where all of us should come forward and get vaccinated," NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

"I've been saying for some months that 80 per cent of the adult population vaccinated we get our freedoms beyond lockdowns, that's 10 million jabs.

"But clearly when we get to five million jabs or when we get to 9.2 million jabs, which is the 70 per cent number, we'll be able to have a bit more freedom."

The comments came after the state was notified of another COVID-19 related death - a man in his 90s from South West Sydney who had received one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine - bringing the total number of deaths connected to the current outbreak to 15.

Of today's 207 locally acquired COVID-19 cases, 89 were in isolation throughout their entire infectious period, 21 for part of their period and 51 for the entire period. The isolation status of 46 cases remains under investigation.

VIC tightens border bubble restrictions

Travelling across the border south into Victoria from border bubble communities in New South Wales is set to become more restricted from 11.59pm tomorrow when new rules kick in.

Announced today by the Victorian government the new rules will mean those in border communities without a travel permit must have one of six reasons to go south.

The six categories of permitted activity for border bubble residents without a permit are:

  • For necessary goods or services
  • For care and compassion reasons
  • For paid or voluntary work
  • For education
  • To receive a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Or for sport or exercise.

Fines will apply for cross-border travel for inessential reasons.

Updated at 11.49am AEST on 2 August 2021.

Help us deliver quality journalism to you.
As a free and independent news site providing daily updates
during a period of unprecedented challenges for businesses everywhere
we call on your support

Crypto staking: a new way to earn passive income
Partner Content
You may be familiar with traditional ways of earning passive income such as trading sto...
Etoro
Advertisement

Related Stories

Super fund HESTA "unconvinced", to vote against AGL demerger

Super fund HESTA "unconvinced", to vote against AGL demerger

Superannuation fund HESTA is backing the position of Australian tec...

Airtasker completes Oneflare acquisition after ACCC withdraws concerns

Airtasker completes Oneflare acquisition after ACCC withdraws concerns

Leading online services marketplace Airtasker (ASX: ART) has comple...

Superloop set to buy tech services firm Acurus for $15m

Superloop set to buy tech services firm Acurus for $15m

After completing $140 million worth of divestments from Singapore a...

Former ASIC chairman Shipton joins board of fast-growing share trade app Superhero

Former ASIC chairman Shipton joins board of fast-growing share trade app Superhero

Stock market and super fund trading app Superhero, a start-up that ...