NSW COVID update: 'Too soon to know if we've been flattening the curve'

THE number of Covid-19 cases in the northern beaches continues to fall as the state's fully vaccinated people enjoy more freedoms.

There are now 63 active cases in the LGA to 8pm on Monday, this is down from 69 cases to 8pm on Sunday.

The southern part of the LGA continues to have the highest number of cases, with the most (11) in the 2099 postcode which includes Dee Why, Cromer, Narraweena and North Curl Curl.

Of the other active cases, there are seven each in the 2093 (Balgowlah, Clontarf, Manly Vale), 2092 (Seaforth) and 2086 (Frenchs Forest) postcodes. There are five cases each in 2096 (Curl Curl, Freshwater, Queenscliff), 2095 (Manly) and 2100 (Brookvale, Beacon Hill, Allambie, North Manly, Oxford Falls).

There are also four each in 2106 (Newport) and 2087 (Forestville, Killarney Heights), and two in 2097 (Collaroy, Wheeler Heights).

A number of postcodes have just one case each, they include: 2108 (Palm Beach, Coasters Retreat, Currawong Beach, Great Mackerel Beach), 2107 (Avalon, Bilgola, Clareville, Whale Beach), 2105 (Church Point, Scotland Island and Elvina, Lovett and Morning bays), 2102 (Warriewood), 2101 (Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside) and 2085 (Belrose, Davidson).

The 2099 postcode has the highest number of active Covid-19 cases in the LGA at 11. Picture: NSW Health

The 2099 postcode has the highest number of active Covid-19 cases in the LGA at 11. Picture: NSW Health

Meanwhile, NSW recorded 1127 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday.

Eight new cases were acquired overseas, one new case was acquired in Victoria, and 28 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 45,593.

NSW Health's Dr Jeremy McAnulty said 114,084 tests were conducted in the reporting period.

Dr McAnulty said good weather across the weekend may have led to lower testing numbers, and it was too early to say the peak had passed.

"It's too soon to know if we've been flattening the curve, but ... it's really nice to see immunisation rates increasing so quickly," he said.

"We'd like to see a few more days before we can be confident there's a trend."

Dr Jeremy McAnulty: It's critical everyone continues to practice COVID-safe behaviours.

Dr Jeremy McAnulty: It's critical everyone continues to practice COVID-safe behaviours.

Currently, 78.8 per cent of people have received a first dose of the Covid-19, with 46.5 per cent of people fully vaccinated.

Also, 1253 people with Covid are in NSW hospitals, with 231 requiring intensive care and 134 needing ventilation.

Two deaths were reported - a woman in her 80s from Sydney who had received a dose of vaccine and had underlying conditions, and a man in his 50s who died at Concord.

He had received his first dose three days before testing positive, but did not have underlying conditions.

The two take NSW's death toll since June to 187.

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