NSW posts 195 new virus cases, one death

NSW has recorded 195 new coronavirus cases and one death.

The number of people to test positive to the virus in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday is 55 fewer than the day before.

One person died in the latest reporting period, the day after the state reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time in almost three months.


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Some 224 people remain in hospital, four fewer than the day before, with 32 in intensive care.

Meanwhile, health authorities are urging those who are eligible to get a booster shot.

NSW Health’s Dr Jeremy McAnulty says now the state has passed the 90 per cent double-dose vaccination milestone, it is important for anyone aged 18 and over who has been vaccinated for six months to seek out a booster jab.

“While the risk of infection and disease is much higher in unvaccinated people, we do sometimes see outbreaks occurring among vaccinated people particularly in indoor settings like gyms, bars and pubs,” Dr McAnulty said on Saturday.

“Early testing, if you have the symptoms, is really critical.”

Some 91 per cent of people over 16 are now fully vaccinated and 94.2 per cent of adults have had their first jab.

In the 12-15 age group, more than 80 per cent have had their first dose and 72.4 per cent both.

From Monday NSW Health will no longer list case locations that a COVID-19 positive person has attended and elective surgery will begin to return to full capacity in Greater Sydney.

© AAP 2021