NSW has 1480 new cases, nine more deaths

NSW has 1480 new cases, nine more deaths.

An unvaccinated man in his 20s with serious underlying health conditions who died in Nepean Hospital is among nine deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

On a more positive note, 75 per cent of eligible residents in NSW have had one dose of the vaccine, Gladys Berejiklian says.

There were 1480 new cases of COVID-19 and nine deaths in the past 24 hours.

Approximately 11,0000 people with COVID-19 are being cared for by NSW Health, and 90 per cent are in the community or in health hotels.

Hospital admissions continue to grow, reaching 1136 overnight, a figure which includes 194 people in intensive care, 78 of whom require ventilation.

Health authorities continue to be concerned about rising COVID-19 cases in western and south-western Sydney.

But they are also urging residents of Glebe, Waterloo, Redfern and Marrickville to come forward for testing.

The Sydney local health district has set up special Pfizer clinics for people in those suburbs.

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