NSW records lowest daily COVID-19 increase since August

NSW has recorded 608 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the lowest daily increase since August this year.

Sadly, a further seven people have also passed away – including six men and one woman.

One person was in their 50s, two people were in their 60s, three people were in their 70s, and one person was in their 80s.


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According to NSW Health, five of those who died were not vaccinated, while two had received one dose of the vaccine.

Of today’s new cases, six were from northern NSW.

It’s understood five were picked up in the Richmond Valley Local Government Area, while one was detected in Kyogle.

“The suburbs with the highest case numbers from yesterday are Casula, Liverpool, Bankstown, Punchbowl, Ashcroft, Minto, Granville, Guildford and Jindabyne in southern NSW,”  Dr Jeremy McAnulty from NSW Health said.

There are currently 978 people with the virus in hospital, with 190 people in intensive care, 94 of whom require ventilation.

Across NSW, 88.5 per cent of people aged 16 and over have now received one dose of the COVID-19 jab, while 67.5 per cent are fully vaccinated.

In the past 24 hours, more than 85,642 people came forward for testing.