The Northern Beaches now has over eleven thousand active COVID-19 infections, with 1-in-25 people in the area currently infected.

14,356 cases have been recorded since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Northern Beaches. This is an increase of 7,721 total cases since our last report a week ago. The Northern Beaches now has 11,791 active cases of COVID-19, an increase of 6,537 active cases since last week.

79 people in NSW have died from COVID-19 in the last week. 756 people have died with COVID-19 in NSW since the start of the pandemic.

10,784 people have been tested with PCR tests for COVID-19 on the Northern Beaches in the last week. This is a PCR test rate of 3.94 percent for the last week.

A total of 14,101,987 vaccinations have now been administered in NSW, an increase of 375,828 since last week. The double vaccination rate of the Northern Beaches exceeds 95 percent. NSW Health have now administered 351,000 booster vaccinations in NSW.

Northern Beaches cases, by day, last 10 days:

Source: NSW Government. Number of positive cases reported per day in the Northern Beaches LGA. Note: The data below does not include results from Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) and is therefore likely to under-report actual cases.

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Analysis of Northern Beaches COVID data by postcode:

Source: NSW Government. Cases identified in previous 14 days, active rate of infection to postcode population and rate of tests conducted in the past 14 days.

2108

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2107

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2106

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2105

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2104

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2103

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2102

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2101

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2100

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2099

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2097

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2096

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2095

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2094

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2093

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2092

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2087

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2086

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2085

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2084

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Postcode key:

  • 2108: Palm Beach, Coasters Retreat, Great Mackerel Beach
  • 2107: Avalon Beach, Bilgola Beach, Bilgola Plateau, Clareville, Whale Beach
  • 2106: Newport
  • 2105: Church Point, Elvina Bay, Lovett Bay, McCarrs Creek, Morning Bay, Scotland Island
  • 2104: Bayview
  • 2103: Mona Vale
  • 2102: Warriewood
  • 2101: Elanora Heights, Ingleside, Narrabeen, North Narrabeen
  • 2100: Allambie Heights, Beacon Hill, Brookvale, North Manly, Oxford Falls
  • 2099: Cromer, Dee Why, Narraweena, North Curl Curl
  • 2097: Collaroy, Collaroy Plateau, Wheeler Heights
  • 2096: Curl Curl, Freshwater, Queenscliff
  • 2095: Manly
  • 2094: Fairlight
  • 2093: Balgowlah, Balgowlah Heights, Clontarf, Manly Vale, North Balgowlah
  • 2092: Seaforth
  • 2087: Forestville, Killarney Heights
  • 2086: Frenchs Forest
  • 2085: Belrose, Davidson
  • 2084: Cottage Point, Duffys Forest, Terrey Hills

Data notes:

Due to changes in the way Data NSW are updating data sources and repeated delays in updates to the postcode heat maps, we are now compiling the information in this report from raw source data.

Active cases are defined as people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 14 days as recorded by NSW Health. The actual infection rate is likely to be higher as Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) are not currently recorded.

We have removed the vaccination rates by postcode as this had reached the maximum double vaccination threhold for most postcodes, was no longer being updated and booster shots have now commenced, so we felt it was no longer useful.

With the increase in active cases we have instead added an ‘active rate’ which is the percentage of the population in a postcode that has a currently active COVID-19 infection as defined by NSW Health.

With the addition of active rate, we have reverted testing data to a 14-day measure for recent tests. Although we still feel a 7-day figure is a more accurate reflection of recent testing, it could create a misleading comparison with the active rate, so both measures are now based on 14-days of recent data.

The testing rate is calculated by the number of PCR tests conducted in the previous 2 weeks compared with the ABS population data for the postcode. RAT tests are not yet included but will be added once available in the source data. Population data has been updated from 01 January 2022, leading to a small adjustment in the rate.

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