There are two new COVID-19 cases in the Shoalhaven LGA, with none being linked to known cases.
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) was notified of the three cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
The community is reminded to remain vigilant for symptoms and get tested if any appear, no matter how mild.
Symptoms include cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath.
People with mild symptoms, such as fatigue, new muscle aches or pains, a change in taste or smell or a new runny nose, should also arrange testing as quickly as possible.
High rates of testing are critical to detecting transmission and preventing further spread of COVID-19 in the community.
NSW recorded 301 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
No new cases were acquired overseas in the same period. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 71,210.
Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of 10 people with COVID-19 - five women and five men.
Two people were in their 50s, two people were in their 60s, two people were in their 70s, three people were in their 80s and one person was in their 90s.
Three people were from south western Sydney, two people were from southern Sydney, two people were from south eastern Sydney, one person was from the Central Coast, one person was from the Newcastle area, and one person was from the Cessnock area.
Five people were not vaccinated, one person had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and four people had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
A woman in her 80s from south western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital, where she acquired her infection. This is the 12th death linked to this outbreak. She was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions.
A man in his 80s from south eastern Sydney died at Prince of Wales Hospital, where he acquired his infection. He had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions.
A man in his 90s died at Prince of Wales Hospital. He was a resident of the Southern Cross Care Daceyville aged care facility, where he acquired his infection. This is the first death linked to an outbreak at the facility. He had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions.
NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19:
- If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away - don't delay.
- Wash your hands regularly and take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
- Keep your distance and leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
- Wear a mask at all times when outside your home, except when exercising.
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