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There is an updated version of this article with more up to date information.

Editor’s note: This article was published at 6.30pm. By 9.00pm we note data has begun to populate the NSW Government website again. The data is not yet up to date so we will leave this article in place, and provide amended data at the next update, hopefully tomorrow. Based on initial observations it appears as though a number (>43) of old cases may be removed but the new cases reported below appear to be confirmed.

With a record 1,599 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 announced in NSW to 8.00pm last night (Friday, 10 September) NSW Health have not updated the popular Find the facts about COVID-19 website for the last two days.

The Northern Beaches Advocate has approached NSW Health for comment but they have not yet responded to questions about when the postcode map will be updated. The failure to update the information has led to criticism about transparency of information only a day after NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard said they would no longer appear at daily 11.00am press conferences.

However, an alternate NSW Government source of postcode level data is available, which the Northern Beaches Advocate will use to continue publishing daily postcode information on Northern Beaches COVID-19 cases.

As of Friday, 10 September, the Northern Beaches has 122 active cases, with 18 new cases recorded over the past two days:

  • 2106 (Newport) 2 new cases, 1 case linked to a known case, 1 case source under investigation
  • 2099 (Cromer/Dee Why/Narraweena/North Curl Curl) 6 new cases, 4 cases linked to a known case, 2 cases source under investigation
  • 2096 (Curl Curl/Freshwater/Queenscliff) 1 new case, source under investigation
  • 2095 (Manly) 1 new case, source under investigation
  • 2093 (Balgowlah/Balgowlah Heights/Clontarf/Manly Vale/North Balgowlah) 1 new case, source under investigation
  • 2092 (Seaforth) 3 new cases, source under investigation
  • 2087 (Forestville/Killarney Heights) 2 new cases, 1 case linked to a known case, 1 case source under investigation
  • 2086 (Frenchs Forest) 1 new case, linked to a known case
  • 2085 (Belrose/Davidson) 1 new case, linked to a known case

Woolworths has announced two new times that COVID-19 positive staff members were working at its Warringah Mall store. For recent supermarket exposure locations, see our list.

17 people in NSW died from COVID-19 in the 48 hours to 8.00pm last night, none were from the Northern Beaches. 226 people in NSW have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

147,975 people were tested for COVID-19 in NSW yesterday. It has not been reported how many of these tests were conducted on the Northern Beaches.

NSW Health administered 32,150 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8.00pm last night. 17,162 of these were first doses and 14,988 were second doses. A total of 8,016,805 total vaccinations have now been administered in NSW, an increase of 114,536 in the past 24 hours.

Northern Beaches cases, by day, last 30 days:

Source: NSW Government. Number of positive cases reported per day in the Northern Beaches LGA.

12-Aug

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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

The change in source data may result in some active cases not being accurately removed until NSW Health updated their geospatial postcode data map. If that data remains unavailable for an extended period we will revert to the previous process of removing cases from active status 28 days after the date of notification.

Availability of testing data by postcode is also impacted by the change to data publishing, however the test rate is less volatile than case data, so it will be left as the last known number until an update becomes available.

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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