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753 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 were announced in NSW to 8.00pm last night (Monday, 23 August). 134 of these are currently linked to a known case or cluster and 73 were in isolation throughout their infectious period.

The Northern Beaches has 43 active cases, with five new cases recorded since our last report.

  • 2106 (Newport) 1 new case, source under investigation
  • 2104 (Bayview) 1 new case, source under investigation
  • 2096 (Curl Curl/Freshwater/Queenscliff) 2 new cases, both linked to a known case
  • 2093 (Balgowlah/Balgowlah Heights/Clontarf/Manly Vale/North Balgowlah) 1 new case, linked to a known case

Since our last report three cases have been removed from the active case list by NSW Health.

  • 2100 (Allambie Heights/Beacon Hill/Brookvale/North Manly/Oxford Falls) 1 case no longer active
  • 2099 (Cromer/Dee Why/Narraweena/North Curl Curl) 2 cases no longer active

No one in NSW died from COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8.00pm last night. 130 people in NSW have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

138,472 people were tested for COVID-19 in NSW yesterday. 2,472 of these tests were conducted on the Northern Beaches.

NSW passed 6m total vaccinations administered yesterday. The vaccination rate for the Northern Beaches stands at 66.3 percent first dose and 35.8 percent fully vaccinated.

Member for Manly and Parliamentary Secretary for Health James Griffin said the Northern Beaches LGA ranked fourth in the nation for the number of first dose vaccinations.

James Griffin

James Griffin

“At the beginning of this month I asked people to stand up and be counted by getting their vaccination. We can be enormously proud of our efforts so far, but we must keep up the momentum. The level of vaccination will make it easier for us to live with the virus in the same way we do with other viruses like the flu.

“Businesses of the Northern Beaches, let alone NSW, cannot have another interrupted tourism season, cafes need certainty to buy stock, businesses need a clear message to hire new staff, and parents need to know their children will be back learning. We have a plan. We must stick to it. That involves all of us doing our bit. It means getting vaccinated,” said Mr Griffin.

Northern Beaches cases, by day, last 30 days:

Source: Data NSW. Includes cases reported by date per postcode including revised historical cases.

25-Jul

26-Jul

27-Jul

28-Jul

29-Jul

30-Jul

31-Jul

01-Aug

02-Aug

03-Aug

04-Aug

05-Aug

06-Aug

07-Aug

08-Aug

09-Aug

10-Aug

11-Aug

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22-Aug

23-Aug

Analysis of Northern Beaches COVID data by postcode:

Source: NSW Government. Active cases and recent test data as classified by NSW Health.

2108

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2107

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2106

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2105

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2104

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2103

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2102

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2101

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2100

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2099

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2097

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2096

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2095

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2094

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2093

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2092

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2087

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2086

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2085

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

2084

Active Cases

%

Recently tested

%

Fully vaccinated

Active cases are defined as people who have tested positive for COVID-19, are in isolation and are being clinically monitored by NSW Health. A person will no longer be an active case when they are clinically released from isolation. This figure only shows active cases that acquired their infection locally, it does not include cases that are acquired overseas, interstate or that are under initial investigation.

The testing rate is calculated by the number of ‘recent tests’ as defined by NSW Health (conducted in the last 14 days) compared with the ABS population data for the postcode. A testing rate of 100 percent does not necessarily mean every individual has been tested, but test numbers exceed the number of people resident within the postcode in the last 14 days. It is possible to exceed 100 percent if people are tested multiple times within the 14 day ‘recent tests’ window.

The vaccination rate is based on people who are ‘fully vaccinated’. Data is presented by NSW Health by postcode in percentile bands (e.g. 30-39%) only and not in whole numbers. As a result we will round down to the lower number in the band as the most accurate representation of meeting thresholds to lift restrictions. The postcode of people vaccinated is based on the address they reported at the time of the vaccination. Vaccinations carried out without a valid address are not shown. Individuals who have nominated a geographical address with a non-standard postcode, such as some post office box addresses, are excluded. This represents a very small proportion (<1%) of all persons in the data.

Information used to compile this article has been sourced from official government data sets at DATA NSW and NSW Health.

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