NSW records 207 new local cases

NSW has recorded 207 new locally-acquired cases of Covid-19 as infections in greater Sydney continue to surge.

CHO Kerry Chant has also confirmed a 90-year-old man who had received one AstraZeneca dose has died.

At least 51 cases were active in the community for the entirety of their infectious period.

Up to 117,000 tests were conducted in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said it would be a “combination of case numbers and vaccination rates” to determine what life looks like for greater Sydney when the lockdown is expected to lift on August 29.

“Can I stress that August is the month where we all should come forward and get vaccinated,” she said.

“It will be a combination of seeing where the case numbers are in a month’s time as well as the rate of vaccination that determines what August 29 looks like.”

Ms Berejiklian again pointed out that no one in intensive care in NSW has received both doses of the vaccine.

“One learning we have had in the last five weeks is that the vaccinations, both vaccines, are working extremely effectively,” she said.

“We still don’t know of anybody in intensive care who has received both doses of the vaccine.

“That is a positive thing. We know the vaccine is working and we need people to come forward and get vaccinated.”

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