NSW records 1290 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths

New South Wales has recorded 1290 new COVID-19 infections and a further four deaths, including a man in the state’s west.

A man in his 50s, who officials say had significant underlying health issues, died in Dubbo Hospital.

Two men in their 70s and a woman in her 60s, all from Sydney, also died overnight.


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The new record daily increase comes after 157,221 tests in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 840 people being treated in hospital with 137 of those in ICU and 48 being ventilated.

Fragments of the virus have again been detected in sewerage at Trangie in western New South Wales and in Byron Bay on the Far North Coast.

New South Wales has now administered 6.8 million jabs with 66 per cent of the population receiving their first dose and 36 per cent having both.

“Our message is, get vaccinated. We are doing so well. We are also doing well in terms of planning for our roadmap,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

“We want citizens and industry to start preparing that COVID-safe plan, to make sure they are fully vaccinated, to start making sure that come 70% double dose which will happen at some stage in October, those freedoms will extend to people who are fully vaccinated.”

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