COVID cases in NSW continue to trend downward as the state recorded 935 new infections in the 24-hour reporting period.
In Dubbo there were six new cases, with 10 recorded across the Local Health District. The other three cases were in Walgett and one in Cowra.
As a result of the Cowra case, the community has been placed back into a snap seven-day lockdown from 5pm on Monday.
The announcement was made this morning, following a young boy (9) testing positive over the weekend. He is isolating, but it is understood he was in the community while infectious.
Anyone who has been in Cowra since September 13 must adhere by stay-at-home orders.
Across NSW, there were four deaths during the reporting period, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
In a clear warning yet about the crisis looming for NSW hospitals, Gladys Berejiklian said the system "will be overwhelmed in October".
There have been 245 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since mid-June 2021 and a total of 301 since the pandemic began.
One of the new cases was acquired overseas, and 28 previously reported cases have been excluded following investigation.
There are 1,207 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 236 people in intensive care, 123 of whom require ventilation.
The breakdown of the 935 new cases is:
- 275 are from South Western Sydney
- 219 are from Western Sydney
- 111 are from South Eastern Sydney
- 102 are from Sydney
- 50 are from Northern Sydney
- 49 are from Nepean Blue Mountains
- 45 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven
- 24 are from Hunter New England
- 19 are from Central Coast
- 10 are from Western
- seven are from Southern NSW
- two are from Far West
- three are from Murrumbidgee
- 10 are in correctional settings
- and nine cases are yet to be assigned.
The sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus in the far western NSW town of Dareton
There were 124,650 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 99,782. NSW Health administered 23,156 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.