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With the passing of the 80 percent double vaccination threshold, we will now report weekly.

The Northern Beaches has recorded 821 cases since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an increase of 11 cases in the last week, but no new cases since our last report.

35 people in NSW have died from COVID-19 in the last week, one was a man in his 60s from the Northern Beaches who died yesterday at Northern Beaches Hospital. He was not vaccinated. 535 people have died with COVID-19 in NSW since the start of the pandemic.

The Northern Beaches has 36 active cases of COVID, a decline of 81 since last week (and 16 since our last report).

27,313 people have been recently tested for COVID-19 on the Northern Beaches. This is a recent test rate of 10.8 percent. A total of 11,677,432 vaccinations have now been administered in NSW, an increase of 614,437 since last week. The double vaccination rate of the Northern Beaches is now 82 percent.

Northern Beaches cases, by day, last 10 days:

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

09-Oct

10-Oct

11-Oct

12-Oct

13-Oct

14-Oct

15-Oct

16-Oct

17-Oct

18-Oct

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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