NSW records 1,127 COVID-19 cases, two deaths

NSW recorded 1,127 new locally acquired COVID-19 infections and two deaths in the 24 hours to 8:00pm yesterday.A man in his 50s from Western Sydney, who had no underlying health issues, died at Concord Hospital.A woman in her 80s from Western Sydney died at Ryde Hospital.The areas of concern remain in Western and south-western Sydney, in Auburn, Greenacre, Bankstown, Liverpool, Merrylands, Punchbowl, Riverwood, Yagoona, Condell Park, and St Clair.Deputy health officer Jeremy McAnulty said it was too early to tell if the drop in case numbers meant the state was over the highest peak of the outbreak.LIVE UPDATES: Read our blog for the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic”We’ve just had a weekend and that can mess up how many people get tested,” he said.”There may be a factor of the weather in terms of influencing whether people get tested or not. So we’d like to see a few more days before we can have confidence about whether there is a trend.”NSW Health deputy secretary Susan Pearce said the vaccination rate in Parramatta was a concern with lower than average numbers.”Most of the other LGAs have come up very significantly and you must remember only a few short weeks ago we were talking about rates, first-dose rates of, in some cases, less than 20 per cent. “We’re now seeing those LGAs with rates above 70 per cent and 80 per cent in terms of first dose. That’s remarkable,” she said. The state has currently vaccinated 46.5 per cent of the adult population with two COVID-19 doses and 78.8 per cent with one dose.More to come.Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume.WatchDuration: 4 minutes 34 seconds4m 34s Moderna vs Pfizer: What’s the difference?Loading form…

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