Five more people have died of COVID-19 and 1035 new cases of the virus were found across NSW in the 24-hour reporting period.
Two Illawarra residents with COVID-19 have died at Wollongong Hospital, health authorities have confirmed.
They were a woman in her 80s from Wollongong and a man in his 70s from Kiama, both of whom chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said had underlying health conditions.
There have been 260 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 316 in total since the start of the pandemic.
There are 1,232 COVID-19 cases in NSW hospitals, with 242 people in ICU and 122 in need of ventilators.
More than nine million vaccines have been administered in NSW, with 54.3 per cent of the population over 15 now fully-vaccinated, Ms Berejiklian said.
The breakdown of the 1035 locally -acquired cases to 8pm is:
- 312 are from South Western Sydney
- 211 are from Western Sydney
- 126 are from South Eastern Sydney
- 100 are from Sydney
- 62 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven
- 62 are from Nepean Blue Mountains
- 45 are from Hunter New England
- 41 are from Northern Sydney
- LHD, 35 are from Central Coast
- nine are from Western NSW
- five are from Southern NSW
- three are from Far West
- one is from Mid North Coast
- three are in correctional settings
- and 20 cases are yet to be assigned.
In the Central West, sewage surveillance has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in the treatment plant at Oberon.
NSW Health administered 34,848 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 5,881 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.