NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian says the state's COVID-19 situation is a "national emergency" after a further 136 new locally-acquired cases were recorded in the 24 hours to 8pm, Thursday.
None of those cases were recorded in the Central West, as the Orange, Cabonne and Blayney regions enter a third day of lockdown.
Of the new cases 53 were infectious while in the community for more than a day.
Ms Berejiklian said nearly 87,000 people were testing. Around 10,000 tests have been conducted in our locked down area in the last two days.
From today the NSW government will call on the federal government to refocus our national vaccination strategy.NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian
She said testing records had been broken daily.
A crisis cabinet meeting this morning declared the NSW situation a 'national emergency'.
She said NSW has to take action.
"From today the NSW government will call on the federal government to refocus our national vaccination strategy," she said.
Ms Berejiklian said the state needs more first dose Pfizer vaccines.
She said the government would be working on a roadmap for NSW of how best the state can live safely and freely.
The Premier said just because you might not live in the LGAs where the focus is, does not mean you cannot get the virus.
Ms Berejiklian said the strategy involves keeping the virus out of the region and keeping the regions going.
Watch Ms Berejiklian speak below.
Across the border, Victoria recorded 14 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to midnight.
Ten of the new cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period.
Acting Chief Health Officer Ben Cowie said yesterday that it was too early to say whether Victoria's lockdown would end as planned, at 11.59pm on July 27.
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