NSW reports 935 new cases, first time below 1000 since late August

NSW has reported 935 new local coronavirus cases and four deaths.

That’s the first time the state’s case load has dropped below 1000 since August 27.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian warns despite the state recording lower COVID-19 case numbers, related deaths are still expected to increase.

She says October is still on track to be NSW’s worst month when it comes to deaths and hospitalisations from COVID-19.

“We should never lose sight of that, no matter what else is happening,” Berejiklian says.

“That is the likely scenario in October so we can’t be complacent.”

On a brighter note, Berejiklian says 20 per cent of NSW’s 12 to 15 year olds have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

The central western NSW local government area of Cowra will enter lockdown today at 5pm.

NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant says an infected 9-year-old attended a local school but the source of his infection is unclear.

Anyone who has been in the Cowra council area since September 13 must also follow stay-at-home orders.

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