Three Shoalhaven residents have tested positive to COVID-19 in Wednesday's update, and are the first cases recorded in the local government area since Saturday.
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) confirmed the three new cases are located in the 2540 postcode and that two are linked to a known case.
One Shoalhaven resident tested positive to COVID-19 on Saturday, December 4, located in the 2540 postcode.
A total of 13 new cases were recorded across the local health district in the 24 hours to 8pm, with the majority in Wollongong.
Seven cases were detected in Wollongong, with four linked to known cases, and three cases were detected in Shellharbour, with one linked to a known case.
There were more than 24,280 COVID-19 tests carried out in the Illawarra Shoalhaven for the week ending Sunday, 5 December.
There have been 2,636 total community acquired COVID-19 cases reported since June 16 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported (cases not necessarily acquired within the local health district).
The ISLHD has reminded the community to remain vigilant for symptoms and to continue to come forward for vaccinations.
Meanwhile, there has been a surge in case numbers for the state.
NSW recorded 403 new COVID infections overnight as health authorities revealed five of those people contracted the Omicron variant on a Sydney Harbour party boat cruise.
That's an increase of 143 infections on the previous daily case numbers.
One person died from the virus overnight.
The first dose adult vaccination rate in NSW is unchanged at 94.7 per cent, while 92.9 per cent of people 16 and older have had both doses.
More than 81 per cent of teens aged 12 to 15 have had one vaccine dose and 77.3 per cent are fully vaccinated.
There are 151 people in hospital with COVID-19 and 25 are in ICU.
There are a number of COVID-19 testing clinics across the Illawarra Shoalhaven, visit the district's website for a full list and updated opening hours and times.