NSW COVID case numbers drop, three deaths recorded

NSW COVID case numbers drop, three deaths recorded

NSW has recorded 216 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm.

The state's population aged 16 years and over is now 91.5 per cent fully vaccinated, while 94.3 per cent have had their first COVID-19 vaccine shot.

Those aged between 12 and 15 years are 74.6 per cent fully vaccinated, while 80.8 per cent have had their first dose.

There are 196 COVID-19 patients in hospital, with 28 in ICU.

Yesterday, 72,893 tests were conducted which was down on the previous day's total of 80,402.

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NSW Health will release further details of today's cases at 11am.

Yesterday, Western Sydney Local Health District recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases across the state with 54 cases recorded.

Hunter New England LHD recorded 53 new cases, while South Western Sydney LHD had 43, making it the area with the third highest new cases recorded yesterday.

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