New South Wales records staggering 478 local COVID-19 cases, eight deaths

New South Wales has recorded another staggering number of daily local COVID-19 cases - 478 - along with eight deaths.

This comes after a record-breaking 466 cases were reported on Saturday and 415 on Sunday.

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian said Monday's new cases are "disturbingly high".

"We can't stress enough how hard all of us have to work to reduce these numbers, to reduce the growth of the spread and make sure we are all staying home unless we absolutely have to otherwise," she said.

Of the locally acquired cases, 141 are linked to a known case or cluster (120 are household contacts and 21 are close contacts) and the source of infection for 337 cases is under investigation.

NSW Health said 97 cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 30 were in isolation for part of their infectious period.

"Sixty-one cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 290 remains under investigation."

There have also been eight deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. They include: 

  • A man in his 80s from southwest Sydney died at Campbelltown Hospital
  • A man in his 40s from southwest Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital
  • A woman in her 70s from Sydney’s northern suburbs died at Royal North Shore Hospital
  • A woman in her 80s from Sydney’s inner west died at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She was a resident of the Wyoming Residential Aged Care Facility and is the third death linked to this cluster
  • A man in his 70s from southwest Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital. He was a patient in the geriatric ward at the hospital and is the eighth death linked to this outbreak
  • A man in his 80s from southwest Sydney died at Campbelltown Hospital
  • A man in his 80s from western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital
  • A 15-year-old boy from southwest Sydney died at Sydney Children’s Hospital. He was receiving treatment for a serious medical condition and was a confirmed COVID case

New South Wales has now reported 56 COVID-19 deaths since June 16.


ACT has recorded 19 new cases bringing the state's total active cases to 28.

One of the cases as a student at Lyneham High School, who attended classes over four days while infectious, ABC News reported.

Another new case is an aged care worker who had received one dose of a vaccine and was unknowingly infectous while at work - for three shifts.

"This is concerning, and it demonstrates that the virus is active in our community," chief minister Andrew Barr told reporters on Monday.

"We have been expecting this though and we will continue to see cases in the coming days."

The state's health department said it had now recorded 152 total cases since March 2020.

ACT is currently in lockodwn - which was due to end Thursday - but will be extended to at least September 2, according to 7News.


On Monday morning Victoria's health department also released the Australian state's COVID-19 numbers with 22 reported locally.

"Of the 22 locally-acquired cases, 17 are linked to known outbreaks and 14 have been in isolation throughout their infectious period," the statement said.

Victoria now has 205 active cases of the virus.

The local government has decided to impose a fortnight curfew from 9pm to 5am on Melburnians in response to the new cases.

The Australian reported senior ministers are believed to view the measure as one of the few options they have left to avoid an uncontrollable outbreak similar to what NSW is currently experiencing.

Northern Territory

Menwhile, Northern Territory is set to enter a snap lockdown on Monday after a new case of COVID-19 was detected.

Chief Minister Michael Gunner said the man had travelled into Sydney from overseas and had quarantined for 14 days, before coming to the state for work.

"Because of the circumstances of this case, we have had to make a difficult decision this morning to escalate our pandemic response," he said, the Guardian reported.

"From midday today, the Darwin, Palmerston, Darwin rural area and Katherine will enter a full lock down for 72 hours. We are in lockdown until midday Thursday."

It is assumed the man has the Delta variant, 9News reported.

He also visited a number of locations while potentially infectious including various locations in the Darwin CBD, he visited a friend, and he used an Uber.