The Shoalhaven has recorded one new case of COVID-19 overnight, with the source of infection under investigation, bringing the total number of cases to 25.
The source of infection for 15 of these cases is unknown, according to NSW Health.
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District has recorded 46 new cases of COVID-19. Of these numbers, 28 cases are from the Wollongong LGA with eight of these linked to known cases.
17 cases are from the Shellharbour LGA, with five linked to known cases.
And one case has been recorded for the Shoalhaven LGA.
The state has recorded 1,259 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
NSW Health has been notified of the deaths of 12 people who had COVID-19.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian also announced the state will hit a milestone of 80 per cent of the eligible population receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.
"An incredible milestone given the journey we've all been on and I can't thank the community enough for responding in such a positive way for our calls to get vaccinated," the Premier said.
She added if vaccination trends continue, the first dose rate will be enough to prevent the hospital system from being "overwhelmed".
Forty seven and a half per cent of the adult population is completely vaccinated.
It remains vital that anyone who has any symptoms or is a close or casual contact of a person with COVID-19, isolates and is tested immediately.
When testing clinics are busy, please ensure you stay in line, identify yourself to staff and tell them that you have symptoms or are a contact of a case.
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