A Wollongong resident with COVID-19 passed away overnight at the Wollongong Hospital, as the Shoalhaven recorded six new COVID-19 cases in Thursday's update.
Three of the new cases in the Shoalhaven are linked to known cases.
Of the six, two are located in the 2540 postcode and four are located in the 2541 postcode.
Case numbers in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District are declining as the district confirms 22 residents tested positive to the virus overnight.
Wollongong recorded seven new cases with five linked to known cases. Shellharbour recorded nine new cases with two linked to known cases.
The states figures are also seeing a downward trend, as 406 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in NSW on Thursday.
NSW recorded six deaths overnight. According to the ISLHD, the Wollongong woman who passed away was in her 80s, had received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions.
As more exposure sites are listed in the Shoalhaven, the ISLHD reminds the community to remain vigilent for symptoms and get tested if any appear, no matter how mild.
There are a number of COVID-19 testing clinics across the Shoalhaven. Visit the district's website for a full list and updated opening hours and times.
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