Health authorities' official COVID case numbers for Tuesday have confirmed another four new cases for Orange - three of which were reported yesterday by the Central Western Daily.
This brings the city's total since Monday to seven cases.
Two of these four cases which were officially announced Tuesday were infectious in the community.
Among Monday's positive cases was an Orange City Council worker who had visited two childcare centres and a community centre.
Up to 8pm last night there were 11 new cases identified in the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD), in Collarenebri (1), Walgett (2), Wellington (4) and Orange (4).
Across NSW, new case numbers continued to plummet, with 360 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths overnight.
The case numbers today are the first time the state has seen a drop below 400 cases a day since August 13.
90.4 per cent of the population aged over 16 years has now received a first dose of the vaccine while 74 per cent are double-dosed.
There are currently 766 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 155 people in intensive care, 74 of whom require ventilation.
There were 88,988 tests conducted yesterday.
Of the five deaths announced today by NSW Health, four were men and there was one woman. Three were from the Nepean Blue Mountains area and two were from Sydney LGAs.
One person was in their 40s, one person was in their 50s, and three people were in their 80s.
Three people were not vaccinated and two had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
A man in his 80s who died at Campbelltown Hospital was a resident of the Hawkesbury Living Aged Care Facility in Richmond, where he acquired his infection. He had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions.
A woman in her 80s died at the Hawkesbury Living Aged Care Facility in Richmond, where she acquired her infection. She had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had "underlying health conditions", health authorities said. There are now seven deaths linked to an outbreak at this aged care facility.
There have been 444 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since the outbreak began and 500 in total since the start of the pandemic.
Of the 360 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night:
- 93 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD),
- 53 are from Western Sydney LHD,
- 47 are from Hunter New England LHD,
- 38 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD,
- 26 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD,
- 26 are from Sydney LHD,
- 22 are from Central Coast LHD,
- 13 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD,
- 10 are from Southern NSW LHD,
- 11 are from Western NSW LHD,
- 8 are from Northern Sydney LHD,
- 4 are from Northern NSW LHD,
- 1 is from Far West LHD,
- 1 is from Mid North Coast LHD,
- 1 is from Murrumbidgee LHD,
- 3 are in a correctional settings, and
- 3 are yet to be assigned to an LHD.
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