The COVID-19 outbreak in NSW is still showing no signs of slowing down, with the state recording 1480 new local virus cases today.
Sadly, another nine people have also passed away, including a man in his 20s from western Sydney.
It is among one of the youngest COVID-19 related deaths recorded in the country since the pandemic began.
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NSW Health officials confirmed the young man was not vaccinated and also had
In some encouraging news for the state, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed the state has hit a major vaccine milestone.
At least 75 per cent of residents have had at least their first dose of the COVID-19 jab.
While 42 per cent of those in NSW are now fully vaccinated against the virus.
Ms Berejiklian added that the 42% double vaccination rate is a number which is “very pleasing
Meantime, Deputy Premier John Barilaro has confirmed a decision is yet to be made on whether the regional NSW lockdown will be lifted.
The stay-at-home order for the regions, including the Tweed, is due to end at 11.59pm on Friday, however mystery surrounds whether or not it will be extended.
NSW Crisis Cabinet is meeting today to discuss whether to lift the lockdown, with hope a decision will be made by the end of the day.
More to come.