The Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) has recorded its lowest number of cases in one reporting period for almost a month.
Sixteen new cases were recorded up to 8pm on Friday night.
Of those cases, 12 were in Dubbo and four were in Bathurst.
Those figures take the total number of COVID-19 cases in the Western NSW LHD to 952.
While there was a drop for Western, the numbers spiked in the Far West.
The Far West recorded 13 new cases in the reporting period, with 10 in Broken Hill and three in Wilcannia.
Trangie was also one of a number of locations around the state to have the virus detected at its sewage treatment plant.
"We've not identified recent cases in these locations so again, urging anyone in these locations to be particularly aware of COVID symptoms and come forward for testing at the slightest of symptoms," deputy chief health officer Jeremy McAnulty said.
The drop in numbers for the district comes as the the Australian Defence Force (ADF) returns to Dubbo this weekend to start delivering second Pfizer doses to residents.
NSW recorded a new high of 1599 cases in total and eight deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm on Friday.
Of the people who died six were men and two were women. Three people were in their 80s, two in their 70s, one in their 50s, one in their 40s and one in their 30s.
None of the people who died were vaccinated and all had underlying health conditions.
There was 114,536 vaccinations administered in the 24 hours to 8pm.
Yesterday, NSW Health - along with GPs and pharmacists across the state - administered 114,536 jabs.
Of these, 26,264 were in regional areas, with health minister Brad Hazzard said was especially pleasing, thanking everyone who came forward.
This brings the state's vaccination rate to 77.3 per cent who have had their first dose, and 44.5 per cent have been fully vaccinated.
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