A Northern Beaches Man In His 30s With ‘Underlying Health Conditions’ Has Died From COVID-19

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A man in his 30s with “underlying health conditions” from Sydney’s northern beaches has died from COVID-19, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Wednesday.

He was one of the two deaths recorded this morning, the other being a man in his 90s from Concord.

“This brings the number of COVID-related deaths to 34 during the current outbreak, and the number of lives lost to 91 since the beginning of the pandemic,” wrote NSW Health.

These stats tell us that more than a third of COVID-related deaths in NSW have occurred within this outbreak alone.

Berejiklian used this morning’s presser to encourage Aussies to get tested and get vaxxed as soon as possible, to avoid any further deaths.

Currently, there is a goal to see 6 million people from NSW with the jab by the end of August, if we want to see restrictions getting eased at all.

“I want to encourage people to come forward and get tested. I know there have been frustrations in the past week, particularly where we see an increase in demand for vaccination where people want to book more efficiently, get their jab more quickly, we are really working hard to provide more walk-in opportunities, pop-up clinics, and make sure we get advice to the community, so please know it is a priority for us,” said Berejiklian. 

“If we keep the vaccination rate up we will get to 6 million jabs by the end of August which will give us an opportunity to think about what additional freedoms we can give people in September and October.”

All adult Aussies (yep, even if those of us under 40) are currently able to get the safe and effective AstraZeneca vaccine through a GP. Click here to see which clinics are offering it, and talk to a doctor to see if it’s right for you.

Alternatively, you can triple-check to see if you’re eligible for the Pfizer vaccine here.

The best vaccine is the first one you can get, and that’ll be our ticket out of this mess.