The COVID-19 outbreak in New South Wales has claimed another four lives, with four women passing away overnight.
NSW Health confirmed the four women, aged in their 50, 60s, 70s and 80s, were all unvaccinated.
The women also had underlying health conditions.
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It takes the total number of COVID-19 related deaths since the state’s latest outbreak began to 100.
It comes as the state recorded 1,116 new locally acquired cases of coronavirus in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
There are currently 917 cases in hospital, with 150 people in intensive care, 66 of whom require ventilation.
The state’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has also recently detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at sewage treatment plants across NSW.
Fragments were detected in Murrumbidgee LHD in Temora, Southern NSW LHD in Thredbo and Merimbula, Mid North Coast LHD in Port Macquarie, Dunbogan and Bonny Hills, Western NSW LHD in Warren and Molong, and Hunter New England LHD in Tamworth and Gunnedah.
“These detections are a concern as there are no known cases in these areas,” NSW Health said.
“Everyone in these areas is urged to monitor for the onset of symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.”
In the past 24 hours, more than 173,913 people came forward for testing, compared with the previous day’s total of 130,027.
The vaccination rate continues to rise at a steady pace, with more than 47,704 people in NSW rolling up their sleeves to receive the jab in the past day.
More to come.