NSW has reported 863 new cases and 15 deaths, the latter marking the state’s worst daily death toll since the start of the pandemic.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian says hospitalisations and intensive care admissions are “doing OK” compared to modelling.
“We are tracking under what we envisaged we would but there is no time for complacency,” Berejiklian says.
Fully vaccinated NSW residents will be able to visit loved ones in aged care from October 11 when the state begins reopening after it hits the 70 per cent target.
Aged care residents can have two fully vaccinated visitors a day.
“This is welcome news and we ask people to exercise a degree of caution,” NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says.
“If you have symptoms or you are not well, don’t do it. We don’t want to compromise the safety of your loved ones and those around you.”