NSW recorded 1127 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, none of which were recorded in the North West or New England.

The Hunter New England Health local health district reported 14 new cases in that period. Half of those came out of the Newcastle local government area (LGA), three are from the Lake Macquarie LGA, two are from the Singleton LGA, one is from the Maitland LGA and the other is from the Port Stephens LGA.

The Western NSW local health district recorded 14 new cases, while there were five more in the Far West local health district.

NSW Health has been notified of the deaths of two people who had COVID-19. A woman in her 80s from western Sydney died at Ryde Hospital and a man in his 50s from western Sydney died at Concord Hospital.

There have been 186 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since June 16, and 242 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 39,954 locally acquired cases reported since June 16 when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

Currently, there are 1,253 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 231 people in intensive care, 104 of whom require ventilation.

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