Tuesday's Central West figures included three in Bathurst, two in Dubbo and one in Warrumbungle.
NSW Health's sewage program has also detected fragments of the virus in Trangie.
Three are linked to known exposures and three cases are under investigation.
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After further investigation, the case reported yesterday in Lightning Ridge has been excluded from the total after it was determined to have been a false positive.
There were also 10 cases in the Far West Local Health District to 8pm Tuesday.
They included five in Broken Hill and five in Wilcannia.
Seven of those cases are household contacts and three are under investigation.
After further investigation, one case previously reported yesterday in Wilcannia has been excluded from the total.
NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said a person who was infectious has visited Mudgee, Young and Wagga Wagga and the NSW Health website will be updated with venues of concern.
Across the state 12 people died with the virus in the 24-hour period.
- A woman in her 60s from south-eastern Sydney who died at home
- A man in his 60s from south-western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital
- A man in his 70s from western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital
- A man in his 90s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.
- A woman in her 80s from western Sydney died at Blacktown Hospital.
- A woman in her 50s from south-western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.
- A woman in her 80s from south-western Sydney died at Campbelltown Hospital.
- A woman in her 70s from south-western Sydney died at Campbelltown Hospital.
- A woman in her 30s from south-western Sydney died at Royal North Shore Hospital.
- A woman in her 70s from south-eastern Sydney died at Prince of Wales Hospital.
- A man in his 60s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.
- A man in his 50s from south-western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.
NSW has hit the 80 per cent first dose milestone in its vaccination drive, with 47.5 per cent completely vaccinated.
Premier Glayds Berejiklian said the milestone meant that authorities knew "we won't overwhelm the health system" when they reopen.
"To reach our first dose of 80 per cent is a huge tribute to everyone in the community" she said.
"Just an outstanding result compared to where we are today and where we've been."
The state recorded 1259 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday,
Curfews will lift in Sydney's areas of concern as a result of the vaccination milestone, but Ms Berejiklian said "we can't move on anything else right now".
"we need everybody to hold the line," she said.
"We've seen a stabilisation in the last few days, and we don't want that trend to go the wrong way."
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