NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard just gave some good news about our vaccination rates: we’re seeing close to 50,000 vaccinations per day.
While New South Wales has recorded 830 locally acquired cases, another national record for the most locally acquired cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row, we’re all getting out to get tested and vaxxed.
Namely, we’re reportedly pumping out 50,000 vaccinations per day. Yesterday was slightly fewer and saw close to 45,000 vaccines administered but it’s a huge jump from last Saturday’s 24,500 total doses.
“It takes us to almost 58% of New South Wales residents who have now had their first dose of vaccine,” said Hazzard.
“And almost 31% have had two doses.”
Hazzard added that there have been close to three-quarters of a million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in New South Wales in the last few days and that by in large, the rate of people getting their first dose is increasing by 6% each week. Fuck. Yeah.
“It is really a joyful thing to see those numbers go up the way they are,” NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr. Marianne Gale added.
NSW has now administered a total of 5,868,974 doses of COVID-19 vaccine and is likely to hit a total doses target of six million by mid-next week.
New South Wales has recorded a new national record for the most locally acquired cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row with 830 cases in the 24 hours since 8PM last night.
Of these locally acquired cases, 137 are linked to a known case or cluster—118 are household contacts and 19 are close contacts—and the source of infection for 693 cases is under investigation.
67 cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 19 were in isolation for part of their infectious period. 50 cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 694 cases remains under investigation.
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) August 22, 2021
Yesterday, New South Wales recorded 825 cases, which were the highest daily number recorded in the country’s history since the pandemic first hit our shores.
Stay tuned for more info.
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