Orange's COVID-19 outbreak has grown overnight, with seven new cases identified in the 24-hour period to 8pm on Monday.
The new cases are linked to the two the Orange Local Government Area recorded earlier this week. There's been nine new cases since October 23 and all of them are linked.
The seven cases in Orange are the only cases identified across the Western NSW Local Health District in the latest reporting period.
Bowen Public School was closed on Monday after a member of the school community tested positive to the virus over the weekend. After a deep clean on Monday, the school has reopened on Tuesday.
Seven represents the highest number of cases recorded in Orange in a single 24-hour period throughout the entire pandemic.
There were no new cases recorded in either the Cabonne or Blayney Local Government Areas.
Across the state, NSW Health is treating more than 100 people in intensive care as COVID numbers continue to climb, albeit at a slowing rate.
The state recorded 284 fresh case in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday, including two international arrivals.
One person died during the same period.
NSW Health data shows 93.1 per cent of people aged 16 or older have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with 85 per cent of that cohort double dosed.
There were 71,352 tests conducted in that period.
The numbers are encouraging given NSW chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said she would be particularly interested in this week' tally, two weeks since restrictions eased significantly.
A detailed update, including the ages and locations of those who died and a regional breakdown of where the cases were detected, is due about 11am.
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