NSW records 1,164 new cases, premier: Get staff vaxxed in September

NSW has recorded 1,164 cases of COVID-19 overnight, down from 1,290 the day before, and three deaths.

The deaths included a female in her 50s, a male in his 80s and a male in his 90s.

The state reported that 67 per cent of its adult population officially received their first dose of vaccine yesterday.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has told business to “get ready” as it approaches 70 per cent double jabbed by the end of October.

“If we keep the current rates of vaccination going, we could hit that in mid-October,” she says.

“My message strongly during September will be to get ready. If you’re a business, make sure your employees are vaccinated. If you’re a citizen make sure yourself, your families, loved ones and friends are vaccinated. That’s our ticket to freedom.

“Vaccination is key for us moving forward in terms of getting back to normal and normal under COVID will still mean have you QR codes, still mean you have to check in, still mean you have to maintain social distancing and wear a mask in certain settings but will we be freer than today? Absolutely.”

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