NSW has today recorded 587 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 after more than 112,186 people came forward for testing.
Sadly, another eight people, including a man in his 20s, have also passed away.
NSW Health confirmed the man in his 20s and a woman in her 80s both passed away at home and tested positive to the virus after their deaths.
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The other fatalities included one person in their 50s, two people were in their 60s, two people were in their 70s, and a second person in their 80s.
Five people were not vaccinated, one person had received one dose, and two people with underlying health conditions had received two doses.
It takes the total number of people who have passed away since the start of the state’s latest outbreak to 403.
There are currently 911 people in hospital, with 181 people in intensive care, 85 of whom require ventilation.
NSW Health has also announced that stay-at-home orders will be extended for some regional areas.
Due to recent transmission of COVID-19, stay-at-home orders will be extended for Oberon LGA, Snowy Monaro Regional LGA, and for Menindee and Sunset Strip in the Central Darling Shire until 11 October.
“Everyone in these areas must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason, which includes shopping for food, medical care, getting vaccinated, compassionate needs, exercise and work or tertiary education if you can’t work or study at home,” NSW Health said.
It comes after the state yesterday reached the 70 per cent double dose vaccination milestone.
As a result, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet today announced a raft of changes to the state’s roadmap for easing restrictions.
Despite reaching the major milestone, the state’s ‘freedom day’ will still occur on Monday, October 11.