A man in his 50s has died in Dubbo overnight from COVID-19.
Dr Kerry Chant said the man had significant underlying health conditions and was being treated for the virus in Dubbo Hospital before he died.
He was one of four people who died from the virus overnight.
Up until 8pm last night there were 51 new cases in the Western Local Area Health District, including 33 cases in Dubbo, five in Bathurst, four in Bourke, two in Orange, two in Forbes, two in Parkes, one in Blayney, one in Brewarrina and one in Narromine.
There were also nine new cases in the Far Western Local Area Health District, including seven in Wilcannia and two in Broken Hill.
There were also fragments of COVID-19 detected in the sewage at Trangie.
NSW has recorded 1290 locally-acquired COVID-19 cases and four deaths in the 24-hour reporting period.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said: "There's stabilisation across rural and regional NSW, but western NSW remains a concern."
Eighty per cent of the day's cases were still in western and southwest Sydney.
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Meanwhile deputy premier John Barilaro has revealed the first restrictions likely to ease as the vaccination rate climbs.
Outdoor dining and retail could reopen by mid-October, he said, but the caveat was that the area must be a declared low risk zone with a vaccination rate of 70 per cent.
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