NSW records 1,331 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths

NSW recordedĀ 1,331 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8:00pm yesterday.Six people died in the reporting period, all from Sydney’s west and south-west.Three were not vaccinated and one had received a single dose of the vaccine.One person was in their 40s, one was in their 60s, two were in their 70s and two were in their 80s.One person, a man in his 70s from Western Sydney, acquired his infection overseas.Jeremy McAnulty, head of the NSW Health COVID response branch, said the majority of cases were still being seen in the Sydney suburbs of Merrylands, Auburn, Guilford, Liverpool, Bankstown, Greenacre and Punchbowl.Outside of Greater Sydney, there was a sharp rise in cases in the Illawarra region yesterday, with 75 new infections.In Hunter New England there were 30 new cases and on the Central Coast there were 29 new cases.Just over 81 per cent of the eligible state population have now received one vaccination dose and 50.6 per centĀ are fully inoculated.There are currently 1,219 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospitals in NSW, with 233 people in intensive care, 123 of whom require ventilation.There were 120,954 COVID-19 tests reported yesterday, compared with the previous day’s total of 155,334.More to come.

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