After 100 days in lockdown NSW is set to reopen on Monday and the state has reached a new milestone with 90 per cent of residents aged over-16 now having received their first dose COVID-19 vaccination and 72.8 per cent are fully vaccinated.
The news comes as no new cases were reported for Orange or Cabbone in the 24-hours to 8pm on Saturday. Although Orange had already been released from stay-at-home orders there will be extra freedoms, particularly for those who are double vaccinated, on Monday.
However, there were 477 new locally acquired cases in NSW and 17 new cases in the Western NSW Local Health District.
The cases included six in the Dubbo region, five of which were in Wellington.
There were also five cases in Walgett, three in Bourke and three in Cowra.
Of the 17 new cases, eight were infectious in the community.
There are nine people with COVID-19 in hospital and two are in the ICU.
There are also 278 people with COVID who are in the community and 26 people have been discharged.
There have been 1478 confirmed cases of COVID in the Western NSW Local Health District.
Sadly, NSW Health is reporting the deaths of six men who had COVID-19. Two were in their 50s, one in their 60s, and three in their 70s.
One was from western Sydney, one from south eastern Sydney, two from south western Sydney, and two from southern New South Wales.
Five were not vaccinated, and one had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
A man in his 70s died at St George Hospital, where he acquired his infection. It is the third death linked to an outbreak at the hospital.
A man in his 50s from southern New South Wales died at home.
A man in his 50s from southern New South Wales died at Canberra Hospital.
A man in his 70s died at Nepean Hospital, where he acquired his infection. It is the eighth death linked to an outbreak at the hospital.
There have been 431 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since June 16, 2021, when the Delta outbreak began, and 487 in total since the start of the pandemic.
There have been 62,847 locally acquired cases reported since June 16, and a total of 68,523 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic.
There are currently 794 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 159 people in intensive care, 76 of whom require ventilation.
There were 86,155 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm Saturday, compared with the previous day's total of 79,894.
NSW Health administered 22,296 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last Saturday. The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 10,941,416, with 3,755,034 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm Saturday, and 7,186,382 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Friday, October 8.
To 11.59pm on Friday 8 October across NSW, 90.1 per cent of the over-16 population had received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 72.8 per cent were fully vaccinated.
NSW has reached a milestone vaccination rate with 90 per cent of its residents aged over-16 now having received their first dose COVID-19 vaccination.
NSW Health administered 22,296 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
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