Another person has died and NSW's daily COVID-19 case number has dropped back under 300 on Sunday, after a record day of 319 COVID-19 cases on Saturday.
No new cases of COVID-19 were detected in the Western NSW Local Health District, however, there was a renewed push for testing after positive detections of the virus in sewerage systems in Dubbo and Mudgee.
More than 260 positive cases emerged in the state in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday, and more than 95,000 tests were carried out across the state, premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
A woman aged in her 80s, who had been a resident at an aged care home in Summer Hill, died with the virus in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, after another five deaths were sadly revealed on Saturday.
It brings the total deaths from this outbreak, which first emerged in mid-June, to 28.
A total of 46 of the 262 new cases announced by Ms Berejiklian were infectious in the community.
Ms Berejiklian continued her calls for every adult in the state to seek out a vaccination as NSW passes 4.4 million vaccines administered.
ATAGI recently updated its advice on AstraZeneca for areas facing COVID-19 outbreaks, now suggesting a wait of between four and eight weeks instead.
The recommended 12-week interval between doses of the Astrazeneca vaccine will remain in place in the Murrumbidgee region, as it is classified as a non-outbreak setting.
NSW Police has urged the state to play by the rules, and will ramp up high-visibility operations to support the community in ensuring compliance with the public health orders, the organisation said on Sunday morning.
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