New South Wales has had 1257 new local cases of Covid-19 and seven deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
The seven people who died from the virus are:
- A man in his 90s from Dubbo who died at St Mary's Villa Aged Care facility, where he acquired the infection. He was vaccinated and had underlying health conditions
- A man in his 80s from Sydney's inner city, died at St Vincent's Hospital, he was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions
- A woman in her 60s from south-western Sydney died at Campbelltown Hospital. She was not vaccinated
- A man in his 80s died at Nepean Hospital, he acquired his infection at the Hawkesbury Living Aged Care facility in Sydney's north-west. His was the second death linked to an outbreak at this facility. He was vaccinated and had significant underlying health conditions
- A man in his 90s from south-western Sydney who died at Liverpool Hospital. He was vaccinated and had underlying health conditions
- A woman in her 90s from South Sydney's inner west who died at Concord Hospital. She was not vaccinated and had underlying health condition
- A man in his 80s who died at Sutherland Hospital, he was vaccinated and had multiple underlying health conditions
There have now been 184 Covid-19-related deaths in New South Wales since 16 June 2021 and 240 deaths in total since the beginning of the pandemic.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said 46.2 percent of NSW adults over 16 have received two doses of vaccines and 78.5 percent have received their first dose.
South-western Sydney and Western Sydney remain areas of concern, she said.
Berejiklian said it is still far too early to get complacent about the outbreak although some restrictions eased in NSW today.
"We are concerned that an unexpected event, a super spreader event, can suddenly have a major setback," she said.
Berejiklian encouraged all Year 12 students and Year 11 students who are eligible to come forward and get vaccinated.
From today, Pfizer is available at GPs for 12- to 15-year-olds.
From next week, Moderna will be available at pharmacists for young children aged between 12 and 15.
Yesterday New South Wales recorded 1262 community cases of Covid-19 and seven deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Victoria has recorded 473 new locally acquired Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day tally of the outbreak so far.
Queensland today recorded two new locally acquired Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, but both were in home quarantine.
ACT recorded 13 new community cases of Covid-19 and at least 10 of them spent some time infectious in the community. Six of the new cases are yet to be linked to a known case or transmission site.