NSW Local Health District has reported seven new cases in the Central West as the state recorded 1022 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, and 10 deaths on Tuesday.
Those cases included four in Dubbo, one in Walgett, one in Cowra and one in Mudgee.
Four of those cases are linked to known cases, and three are under investigation.
Across NSW other new cases included:
- 368 in South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD)
- 226 in Western Sydney LHD
- 105 in South Eastern Sydney LHD
- 102 in Sydney LHD
- 50 in Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD
- 44 in Nepean Blue Mountains LHD
- 40 in Northern Sydney LHD
- 27 in Central Coast LHD
- 18 in Hunter New England LHD
- nine in Southern NSW LHD
- six in Far West LHD
- five in Murrumbidgee LHD
- one in Northern NSW LHD
- five in correctional settings
- nine cases yet to be assigned to an LHD
Nineteen previously reported cases have been excluded after further investigation, and the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 53,709.
NSW Health reported that the deaths included one person in their 50s, one person in their 60s, two people in their 70s, five people in their 80s and one person in their 90s.
Six of the fatalities were from south-western Sydney, one from western Sydney, one from south-eastern Sydney, one from northern Sydney and one from Sydney's north-west.
Of the 10 people who died with COVID-19, six were not vaccinated, two people had received one dose and two people, a woman in her 90s and a man in his 80s, both with serious underlying health conditions, had received two doses.
NSW has recorded 255 COVID-related deaths in NSW since June 16.
Across the state, 1266 COVID-19 patients are in hospital, including 244
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