NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian is warning the state not to let its guard down after a drop in the rate of vaccination across the weekend.
No new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Orange to 8pm on Sunday night, and across NSW the premier said there's been a stabalisation of cases.
There was a dip in the Western NSW Local Health District though, with 12 in total - five in Bathurst, four in Dubbo, two in Bourke and one in Walgett.
There was also the death of a man in his 90s, who died at Dubbo's St Mary's Villa Aged Care Facility, where he acquired COVID-19 during the recent outbreak.
He was one of seven deaths across NSW reported on Monday, with 1257 new cases also confirmed.
Ms Berejiklian implored the state to remain vigilant as restrictions begin to ease for some.
The premier said southwestern Sydney remained the main areas of concern.
"In regional NSW we have seen a stabilisation in cases however in Hunter, the Central Coast and Wollongong we have seen an increase in cases," she said.
"I want to leave a really key message today - do not let your guard down."
Ms Berejiklian said those who chose to forego vaccination should not expect the same freedoms as those who received the jab, despite comments from NSW Premier John Barilaro on Monday indicating that wider freedoms could be available within weeks.
Just over 46 per cent of NSW residents aged 16 or over have received two doses, with 78.5 per cent inoculated with a first dose.
Ms Berejiklian's appearance at the Monday press conference came on the first day she said that her presence would no longer be a daily fixture.
There's been 978 cases of COVID-19 in total across the Western NSW LHD during this outbreak.
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