COVID-19 NSW: 80 per cent double-dose vax rate is closing in

COVID FREE: There are no longer any active COVID cases in the 2101 postcode, which includes Narrabeen. Picture: Geoff Jones
COVID FREE: There are no longer any active COVID cases in the 2101 postcode, which includes Narrabeen. Picture: Geoff Jones

THE northern beaches has experienced another steep drop in the number of active COVID cases, with a third less people having the virus now compared to the start of the month.

There are now 100 cases across the LGA, data to 8pm on Tuesday shows, which is down from the Delta variant high in the area of 151 at the start of October.

Among the postcodes to have recorded a significant drop overnight were 2099 (down 13 cases to a new total of 26); there were five less cases in the 2100 postcode with the total now at 16.

There are no longer any active cases in 2101, this area joins 2108, 2105, 2104 and 2084 as COVID free postcodes.

Active cases by postcode

  • 0 in 2108 (Palm Beach, Coasters Retreat, Currawong Beach, Great Mackerel Beach)
  • 2 in 2107 (Avalon, Bilgola, Clareville, Whale Beach)
  • 1 in 2106 (Newport)
  • 0 in 2105 (Church Point, Scotland Island and Elvina, Lovett and Morning bays)
  • 0 in 2104 (Bayview)
  • 4 in 2103 (Mona Vale)
  • 5 in 2102 (Warriewood)
  • 0 in 2101 (Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside)
  • 16 in 2100 (Brookvale, Beacon Hill, Allambie, North Manly, Oxford Falls)
  • 26 in 2099 (Dee Why, Cromer, Narraweena, North Curl Curl)
  • 4 in 2097 (Collaroy, Wheeler Heights)
  • 6 in 2096 (Curl Curl, Freshwater, Queenscliff)
  • 14 in 2095 (Manly)
  • 3 in 2094 (Fairlight)
  • 6 in 2093 (Balgowlah, Clontarf, Manly Vale)
  • 4 in 2092 (Seaforth)
  • 5 in 2087 (Forestville, Killarney Heights)
  • 1 in 2086 (Frenchs Forest)
  • 3 in 2085 (Belrose, Davidson)
  • 0 in 2084 (Terrey Hills, Cottage Point, Duffys Forest)

NSW has recorded 444 new locally-acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday and four deaths.

There are 716 patients in hospital with 150 in ICU.

Some 75.2 per cent of residents over 16 years of age are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 90.8 per cent have had at least one dose.

There were 105,508 tests done in the past 24 hours, compared to 88,988 tests the day prior.

Two new cases were acquired overseas.

Further details around the new cases will come from NSW Health later in the morning.

NSW could reach the 80 per cent fully vaccinated milestone by Sunday, setting the stage for the next phase in the state's reopening next week.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has flagged more new freedoms for the state next week, saying dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic is "one, two and three" on his to do list.

"The success of our vaccination rate has been absolutely superb ... When we hit 80 per cent, we've always said it will be the Monday following," Mr Perrottet said.

The government's COVID-19 and economic recovery committee - formerly known as crisis cabinet - will discuss tweaking the reopening roadmap on Thursday.

- with Australian Associated Press

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