NSW reported 345 new locally-acquired cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.
At least 60 of those cases were infectious in the community, according to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
The Premier warned on Wednesday that the state should expect a “surge” in cases over the coming days due to large numbers of people infectious in the community.
Two more people died from COVID-19 overnight, said the Premier. Both were men in their 90s.
There have been no new cases of COVID-19 in Armidale, Tamworth and the Northern Rivers region, which are all in lockdown.
However, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said cases were still being detected in the Hunter region.
The Premier said there were “a number of cases overnight” in the area.
The lockdown in the Hunter area, which includes Newcastle, as well as the Upper Hunter area will be extended for another week as a consequence, said the Premier.
Berejiklian said there were five cases recorded overnight in Dubbo, which is also in lockdown. There were also 20 new cases in the Armidale region.