A new case of COVID-19 has been recorded in Orange on Wednesday and once again it has been detected in Molong sewerage, as the Western NSW Local Health District figures declined slightly.
Across the district, the numbers were down on the previous day's figures with 29 cases of community transmission identified. It followed 54 cases on Tuesday, which was a new high for the region in this outbreak.
The cases included two for Blayney, and one each for Bathurst, Mudgee and Walgett.
Across the region's Local Government Areas, Dubbo is again at the top of the list with 18, while Bourke and Wilcannia had three cases each.
There were also two cases in Naromine. However, no new cases were detected in Brewarrina, Forbes, Parkes or Cabonne, despite the positive sewerage test for Molong.
Deputy premier John Barilaro said the key for Western NSW, which continues to remain an area of concern for the state government, is vaccination.
A walk-up vaccination hub will be stationed at the Orange Function Centre from September 6, offering both AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines.
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Across NSW there were 1116 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday, down from the 1164 fresh cases announced a day earlier.
There are currently 917 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital with 150 people in intensive care, 66 of whom require ventilation.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said there were 173,913 tests reported to 8pm Tuesday, up from the previous day's total of 130,027.
GRAPH: Daily case numbers for across the Western NSW LHD
"It's very pleasing to not that NSW is demonstrating our capacity for record vaccination rates leading the nation," she said.
"It is impossible to eliminate the delta strain, NSW has proved very successful until this point in time in getting rid of other strains of COVID, but the Delta strain is a game changer.
"Every state in Australia sooner or later is going to have to live with delta."
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Four deaths were also recorded in NSW all were women from the greater Sydney area who included a woman aged in her 50s, one in her 60s, one in her 70s and another in her 80s.
None of the women were vaccinated and they all had underlying health concerns.
All were in Sydney hospitals, taking the outbreak's total death toll to 100, and there have been 156 in total since the start of the pandemic..
There have been 22,308 locally acquired cases reported since June 16, 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.
With two thirds of the state's population having received a first dose of vaccination, Ms Berejiklian reminded people who are yet to get the jab to make it their goal for September.
"September is the month that we are asking people to get ready," she said.
"Get vaccinated if you are an individual, and if you are a business start dusting off your COVID safety plan, make sure that your employees are vaccinated so that we can get back to life at 70 per cent double vaccination, which we anticipate will be somewhere around the middle of October."
She said it's anticipated the 80 per cent double dose rate would be hit in November and NSW residents would be able to anticipate a return to international travel.
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