National COVID-19 death toll rises to 99, with another recorded in NSW

New South Wales has recorded one new death from coronavirus overnight, bringing the state death toll to 48 and the national death toll to 99.

Health authorities confirmed a man in his 60s passed away in hospital yesterday, and did have underlying health conditions.

Meantime, the state has recorded just one new case of coronavirus overnight, with over 6,000 tests carried out.


It comes after the state relaxed restrictions, with cafes, restaurants and pubs able to welcome back up to ten diners at a time.

The state government is also working on a COVID safe transport network as kids return to school, and workers return to work, but Premier Gladys Berejiklian says everyone will need to make some adjustments as well.

Know when it comes to public transport, we are always looking at opportunities to increase the capacity in the peak, increase services and give people more options.

“At the moment, the options are laid out but know the transport team is working day and night to make sure we have a COVIDSafe transport network.

“It might mean adjustment or you considering different ways to get to work, different ways in which to get dropped off, potentially.

“In the past, we would have encouraged everybody onto public transport. Now in the COVID environment, we will ask you to consider getting dropped off.

“When it comes to school children, we recommend, if you can, walking the children to school or dropping them off to avoid the public transport system, outside of obviously the school bus system which caters specifically for school children.

“All the technology will be there to give you real time information. We want to stress that we will have strict social distancing on the network to protect everybody and to make sure the virus is not acquired or spread due the transport network,” the Premier said.

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