NSW records 176 new local cases, 2 deaths

NSW has recorded 176 new local COVID-19 cases and two deaths.

The new cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday were diagnosed from 55,330 tests.

This was a drop of six cases from the previous day.


Some 192 people are hospitalised with the virus and 32 are in intensive care.

The state is inching closer to the 95 per cent mark for first-dose vaccinations, with 94.4 per cent of residents over 16 years stepping forward for at least one jab.

Some 91.8 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Of the 12- to 15-year-old age group, 75.3 per cent are fully vaccinated and 81 per cent have received at least one vaccine.

© AAP 2021