NSW records 1,035 new cases, key restriction set to ease

New South Wales has had another record day of Covid-19 case number overnight, with 1,035 new local cases in the last 24 hours.

Almost 130,000 people came forward for testing overnight, while two further deaths were also recorded.

A woman in her 70s from the Blue Mountains. She had received both doses of the vaccine but also suffered from serious underlying disases.


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A woman in her 80s from West Sydney also passed away and she was unvaccinated.

There have now been 89 coronavirus deaths from this outbreak and 129 deaths from the pandemic in total.

There are now 778 people receiving treatment in hospitals. 125 of those are in intensive care and 52 require ventilation.

Of those in intensive care, 110 people are not vaccinated, 14 have only received one dose, and just 1 person is fully vaccinated.

Despite the big numbers overnight, the government has announced that a key restriction will ease this Friday.

Weddings will be allowed to resume for those wanting to get married.

However, they will only be allowed to have five guests in attendance, in addition to the people required for the service.

A decision has been taken that in a balanced sense, we have to be able to allow people who want to get married to get married,” Health Minister Brad Hazzard said.

“So as from 12:01am Friday this coming week, couples who wish to marry will be able to marry, but with minimal guests in attendance, so there will be five guests allowed in addition to those who obviously will be necessary for the actual service, so those officiating and perhaps a photographer to record the event, we will work through that during the course of the week but I want people to know that if you do wish to get married, you certainly can as of Friday of this week.”

More to come.