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NSW records 1542 new coronavirus cases and nine further deaths

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There have been 1542 local cases of coronavirus in New South Wales in the past 24 hours as new freedoms for fully vaccinated residents are confirmed.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she expected cases to peak in the next week as she reported nine more deaths in people with COVID-19.
Seventy-six per cent of people in NSW have had their first dose, and 43.6 per cent have had their second shot.
“But as health experts have been saying, we are keen to see that first dose rate hit 80 and above and get as close to 90 as possible,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Ms Berejiklian has confirmed new freedoms will be available through NSW from Monday.
“If you live within an LGA of concern, obviously you can exercise unlimited, but if you have been vaccinated, your household can go out for a picnic or recreation for two hours every day in addition to the exercise,” she said.
“So you can exercise, but if you just want to sit down and have a picnic with your household, as long as the adults are vaccinated you are able to do so for a few hours every day as well.
“But that must be within the five kilometre radius requirement. Everything else stays the same. The curfew and the five kilometre radius.”
Ms Berejiklian said “adults” would be defined as over-18s.
No more 11am press conference
Ms Berejiklian has announced another change coming from Monday – the end of the daily press conference.
She said health information, including case numbers, deaths, and first and second-dose vaccine updates, would be provided by health staff through videolink.
“(Health Minister Brad Hazzard) and I will intermittently hold press conferences as required,” she said.
“The weekend, Sunday will be the last day we officially do press conferences in this way, but from Monday at 11am, NSW Health will provide their daily updates with all their figures.”
Nine more lives lost
NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Marianne Gale has detailed the deaths recorded yesterday:
No more 11am press conference
Ms Berejiklian has announced another change coming from Monday – the end of the daily press conference.
She said health information, including case numbers, deaths, and first and second-dose vaccine updates, would be provided by health staff through videolink.
“(Health Minister Brad Hazzard) and I will intermittently hold press conferences as required,” she said.
“The weekend, Sunday will be the last day we officially do press conferences in this way, but from Monday at 11am, NSW Health will provide their daily updates with all their figures.”
Nine more lives lost
NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Marianne Gale has detailed the deaths recorded yesterday:
A man in his 60s from Western Sydney
A man in his 70s from south-eastern Sydney
A woman in her 40s from south-western Sydney
A man in his 70s from Sydney’s southern suburbs
A woman in her 50s from the Central Coast
A man in his 60s from Western Sydney
A woman in her 80s, also from Western Sydney
A man in his 30s from the Nepean-Blue Mountains
A man in his 50s from south-western Sydney
“All of these individuals had underlying health conditions. Three were fully vaccinated, three had had a single dose of a vaccine and three were unvaccinated,” Dr Gale said.
Dr Gale said there were 207 people with COVID-19 currently in intensive care, with 89 requiring ventilation.
“Of the 207 in ICU, we continue to see the majority are people who are not vaccinated.”

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