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.


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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