NSW records 753 new cases as state hits 6 million jabs

New South Wales has seen a drop in new COVID-19 cases with 753 recorded on Tuesday and no deaths.

It comes as the state hits 6 million vaccine doses with the Premier flagging the easing of some restrictions for those who are fully vaccinated.

An announcement on what those freedoms will be is expected on Wednesday or Thursday but they are likely to be very limited.


Gladys Berejiklian has thanked those who have flocked to get a jab.

“That equates to about 60 per cent of our population across the state having at least one dose and around 30 per cent of the population double dosed, which are amazing milestones and I’m deeply grateful,” the Premier said.

Sydney’s west and southwest continue to be the areas of most concern especially the suburbs of Auburn, Merrylands, Yagoona, Guildford, Bankstown, Punchbowl, Blacktown and surrounds.

Officials are also concerned about western New South Wales which recorded 36 new cases overnight including 23 in Dubbo.

There are currently 608 people being treated in hospital, with 107 people in ICU and 34 being ventilated.

New South Wales Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant has urged everyone in the state to hold the course.

“I understand that everyone is fatigued and tired but it is incredibly important that as we increase vaccine coverage, we do all we can to prevent further transmission and that we continue to see those case numbers decline,” Dr Chant said.

“That is our challenge and can I thank the community.”

More to come.