FOUR new cases of COVID-19 has emerged across the Central Western region following Tuesday's report in the 24-hours leading up to 8pm.
Of the four cases, one newly-acquired case is located in Orange and the three remaining cases are reported for Molong, just outside of the city.
There were no new cases identified in the Blayney or Bathurst local government areas.
The overall case count across Cabonne now stands at 65 since the virus was first recorded for Molong on Sunday, November 28.
The Old Railway Station will remain in Molong for testing until Friday, December 10, from 10am to 3pm.
Drive-through testing for Orange residents will continue operating out of Wade Park and the Orange Showground from 8am to 4pm, seven days.
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Operated by Cadman Cruises, the ship departed on Friday night, December 3, from King Street (wharf 9) at 7:30pm and returned at 11:30pm.
There were 140 QR check-in registrations connected to the event, which NSW Health are contacting urgently to direct the event goers and their household members to get tested immediately.
Of the five confirmed cases, genomic sequencing from preliminary testing has so far indicated that two of these cases are likely infected with the Omicron variant of the virus.
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Statewide, NSW has recorded 403 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases in the 24-hour reporting period to 8pm on Sunday.
This figure has spiked overnight by an additional 143 cases from the previous reporting period.
One COVID-related death was recorded, with 151 hospital cases receiving treatment for the virus and 25 cases in ICU.
Australian children aged five to 11 may also be eligible for the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine from January 10, following Tuesday's announcement by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, which granted provisional approval for the vaccine's use in children within the age bracket.
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The first dose figure sits at 94.7 per cent, with 92.9 per cent of adults 16+ fully vaccinated.
Figures for people aged 12-15 are at 81.4 per cent for one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine received and 77.3 per cent of people aged 12-15 have received two doses.
Testing figures are at 92,566 in the last 24-hour period, a figure that has skyrocketed in excess of 30,000 additional tests from the day prior.
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