NSW records 864 COVID-19 cases; 15 deaths

NSW recorded 864 new locally acquired and 15 deaths overnight, says NSW Health.

The seven-day average of case numbers fell to 898.

It takes the death toll for the current outbreak to 352. Nine of the people who died overnight were not vaccinated, one had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and five people had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

NSW Health has detected COVID-19 in sewage fragments across regional NSW, including in Hastings Point and Ballina in the Northern Rivers region, Quirindi in the North West Slopes region, and Armidale and Tamworth in the Hunter region.

There are 1055 COVID-19 patients in hospital, of which 210 are in intensive care.

About 87 per cent of the state’s adult population has received at least one jab of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 64 per cent are fully vaccinated.

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