NSW records 594 new cases, 10 deaths as ‘freedom day’ edges closer

NSW has recorded 594 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours – the lowest number of daily cases since August 17.

Sadly, a further ten people with the virus have also passed away, including seven men and three women.

One person was in their 40s, one person was in their 60s, four people were in their 70s, two people were in their 80s, and two people were in their 90s.


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Of today’s new cases, three were detected in northern NSW, however the exact locations are yet to be revealed.

In a positive sign heading towards the state’s ‘freedom day’, 88.6 per cent of people aged 16 and over have now had at least one COVID-19 jab, while 67.7 per cent are fully vaccinated.

There are currently 959 people with the virus in hospital, with 188 people in intensive care, 93 of whom require ventilation.

In the past 24 hours, more than 90,680 people came forward for testing.