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935 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 were announced in NSW to 8.00pm last night (Sunday, 19 September).

Since our last report on Friday, the Northern Beaches now has 111 active cases, with 36 new cases recorded in 14 postcodes as of 8.00pm yesterday:

  • 2107 (Avalon Beach/Bilgola Beach/Bilgola Plateau/Clareville/Whale Beach) 2 new cases, 1 case linked to a known case, 1 case source unknown
  • 2106 (Newport) 1 new case, linked to a known case
  • 2104 (Bayview) 1 new case, source unknown
  • 2101 (Elanora Heights/Ingleside/Narrabeen/North Narrabeen) 5 new cases, source unknown
  • 2100 (Allambie Heights/Beacon Hill/Brookvale/North Manly/Oxford Falls) 3 new cases, 1 case linked to a known case, 2 cases source unknown
  • 2099 (Cromer/Dee Why/Narraweena/North Curl Curl) 7 new cases, 2 cases linked to a known case, 5 cases source unknown
  • 2097 (Collaroy/Collaroy Plateau/Wheeler Heights) 1 new case, source unknown
  • 2096 (Curl Curl/Freshwater/Queenscliff) 1 new case, linked to a known case
  • 2095 (Manly) 1 new case, source unknown
  • 2094 (Fairlight) 1 new case, linked to a known case
  • 2093 (Balgowlah/Balgowlah Heights/Clontarf/Manly Vale/North Balgowlah) 8 new cases, 5 cases linked to a known case, 3 cases source unknown
  • 2087 (Forestville/Killarney Heights) 2 new cases, source unknown
  • 2086 (Frenchs Forest) 2 new cases, 1 case linked to a known case, 1 case source unknown
  • 2085 (Belrose/Davidson) 1 new case, linked to a known case

At the time of publishing this article, NSW Health have not released the data on the number of cases removed from active status on the Northern Beaches.

A spokesperson for Data NSW said changes are being made to the way test and active case data is being reported. Positively diagnosed cases will now remain ‘active’ for 14 days from the onset of symptoms.

“NSW Health changed the way it reports COVID-19 test data on Friday and work is currently being carried out to ensure the new data can be reflected on COVID heatmaps on the nsw.gov.au website. The heatmaps will be updated to reflect the changes early this week. Data NSW apologies for the inconvenience and thanks customers for their patience,” said the spokesperson.

4 people in NSW died from COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8.00pm last night, none were from the Northern Beaches. 301 people in NSW have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

124,650 people were tested for COVID-19 in NSW yesterday.

NSW Health administered 23,156 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8.00pm last night. 7,945 of these were first doses and 15,211 were second doses. A total of 8,922,349 vaccinations have now been administered in NSW, an increase of 318,889 since Friday.

Northern Beaches cases, by day, last 30 days:

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

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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

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. As of 17 September 2021 NSW Health are applying the criteria of cases remaining active for 14 days from onset of symptoms. 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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