New South Wales has recorded its youngest death yet from coronavirus, with a man in his 20s passing away overnight.
It comes as the state reports another 233 local cases in the 24 hours to 8.00 pm yesterday, with at least 47 cases out in the community while infectious.
There were 105,578 COVID-19 tests up on the previous day’s total of 104,536, while 25,470 vaccines were administered.
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There were two new deaths overnight, including the man in his 20s and a woman in her 80s.
Authorities confirmed that the young man was not vaccinated against the virus, and his condition is understood to have deteriorated very quickly.
New South Wales’ death toll from this latest outbreak of coronavirus is now at 17, while 71 have tragically passed away in the state since the beginning of the pandemic.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian says case numbers are still too high, and don’t show any signs of easing while people are still leaving their homes.
Authorities are also urging people around the Newcastle area to come forward for testing, after more positive sewerage results came through there.