Nine new cases of COVID-19 have emerged across the Western NSW Local Health District following Wednesday's report.
One case - with a Cabonne address - was confirmed in Orange in the 24-hour reporting period to 8pm on Wednesday, while the remaining eight cases were recorded for the Cabonne Local Government Area just outside of the city; seven of those cases with addresses connected to the Molong area.
The location of the eighth Cabonne case has not been reported.
NSW Health also announced a correction in the last reporting period up to 8pm on Tuesday, where the single case in Coonamble was inaccurate. The case has been confirmed in the Coonabarabran area.
The pop-up clinic at the Old Railway Station in Molong will continue again today until 3pm and drive-through testing remains in Orange at the Orange Showground and Wade Park.
Orange High School has confirmed a Year 8 student has tested positive for COVID-19, with the cohort asked to self-isolate as a precautionary measure to avoid any potential transmission of the virus.
Over in Cabonne, Molong Central School joined St Joseph's Primary School in enforcing immediate school closure on Wednesday, December 1, due to confirmed COVID cases having spanned across both schools.
Some school's will introduce Rapid Antigen Home Tests for returning students who have recently received negative test results.
RAHT kits will be provided by the school, where the status of ongoing attendance would be determined based on the daily return of a negative result.
Outside of school hours during this period, students would still be required to self-isolate during the aforementioned periods.
Statewide, NSW has recorded a jump by 20 in COVID-19 case numbers, bringing the state's Tuesday report to 271 cases in the 24-hour reporting period leading to 8pm on Wednesday.
Zero deaths were recorded, with 144 hospital cases receiving treatment for the virus and 24 cases in ICU; both figures down from Tuesday.
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Two weeks out from further lifting of restrictions for NSW, particularly for the unvaccinated, the state heads toward its 95 per cent double vaccination goal.
Single and double dose vaccine rates both rose by 0.1 per cent in the latest reporting period, which brings the NSW figure to 94.6 per cent for single dose and 92.5 per cent for double dose of a COVID-19 vaccine received.
Testing numbers are at 81,877 as of the last reporting period.