NSW records 477 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths



NSW has recorded it lowest daily number of locally acquired COVID-19 cases in nearly two months.The state recorded 477 new COVID-19 infections and six death in the 24 hours to 8:00pm yesterday.It’s the lowest daily number of new COVID-19 cases since NSW recorded 452 on August 17.The state now has 90.1 per cent of people aged over 16 who have received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 72.8 per cent are fully vaccinated. LIVE UPDATES: Read our blog for the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemicNSW Premier Dominic Perrottet urged people to treat everyone with respect ahead of the easing of restrictions tomorrow.”It’s a big day for our state and everyone across NSW,” he said.”You’ve earned it. We’re back in action tomorrow more than 100 days making enormous sacrifices.”It’s an exciting day for our state, but we need to do this in a safe way. Please treat everyone with respect and kindness,” he said.A large number of restrictions will be eased on Monday for those who are fully vaccinated after more than 100 days in lockdown.Cafes, restaurants and bars will reopen, 10 people will be allowed to visit a home and the caps on numbers at weddings and funerals will increase dramatically. Of the six people who died, two were in their 50s, one in their 60s, and three in their 70s. Minister for Jobs and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said tomorrow’s easing of restrictions was “not mission complete” and the state still had “a long way to go”.Five were not vaccinated and one had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.A man in his 70s died at St George Hospital, where he acquired his infection, and is the third death linked to an outbreak at the hospital.How quickly is COVID spreading in your postcode?See where infections are rising fastest and how your neighbourhood compares.Read moreA man in his 70s died at Nepean Hospital, where he acquired his infection, and is the eighth death linked to an outbreak at the hospital.There have been 431 COVID-19-related deaths in NSW since the Delta outbreak began in June and 487 in total since the start of the pandemic.There are currently 794 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 159 people in intensive care, 76 of whom require ventilation.Deputy Premier Paul Toole said Tamworth, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga and Lismore residents would be the first to display their COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate on the Service NSW app.Mr Toole said the regional pilot starting on Monday would focus on staff and visitors at a number of clubs and aged-care facilities, as well as selected taxi companies. “Customers will have the convenience of checking in to a venue and showing proof of vaccination status on the one app. This is NSW leading the way with a pilot in the regions and helping to make life easier for our communities in the roadmap out of COVID,” Mr Toole said.Yesterday, Minister for Customer Services, Victor Dominello, said the ‘VaxPass’ app was on track for a statewide rollout on October 18.More to come.Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume.WatchDuration: 8 minutes 10 seconds8m Do we really need booster vaccines for COVID-19?What you need to know about coronavirus:



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