NSW Record 623 New Cases Amid Concerns Over NRL Celebrations
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New South Wales have reported 623 new locally acquired infections and sadly six Covid-related deaths on Monday.
NSW Health’s Dr Jeremy McAnulty has confirmed 67.1 per cent of eligible people are now fully vaccinated, while 88.4 per cent have received their first dose.
Expected to reach the 70 per cent vaccine double dose milestone on 6 October, the official “Freedom Day’ is anticipated for October 11 when 80 per cent of residents are fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, NSW Health are also keeping a close watch in Cowra, Muswellbrook and Port Macquarie with further announcements to come if cases escalate, after Lismore LGA was plunged into a seven-day snap lockdown from 3 October after infections were in the community for one week.
Also, included in Mondays reported cases were 77 new infections in the Illawarra and 59 across Hunter New England regions, putting health authorities once again on high alert, with the long weekend a catalyst for illegal gathering.
To that effect, riot police were called in after 400 NRL fans breached of Covid health rules and partied on the streets in Duharruk near the home of Penrith Panthers player Jarome Luai.
Officers were called to Woodstock Avenue around 9pm on Sunday to reports of a large group of people celebrating the NRL Grand Final victory on suburban streets.
One arrest was made.
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