NSW recorded 863 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, Tuesday September 28.
It includes 24 new cases in the Western NSW Local Health District.
Of those 16 are in Wellington, five in Cowra, two in Oberon and one in Walgett.
It takes the total number of cases in the health district since the pandemic began to 1240.
There were also five cases recorded in the far west, all of which were in Broken Hill.
NSW Health today reported the deaths of fifteen people with COVID-19 - eight men and seven women. Two people were in their 40s, two were in their 50s, four people were in their 60s, three people were in their 70s, one in their 80s, and three people were in their 90s.
It includes one Dubbo resident who was announced on Tuesday. It brings the region's death toll to 11.
One person had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, five people had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and nine people were not vaccinated.
There are currently 1,082 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 212 people in intensive care, 108 of whom require ventilation.
On Wednesday, it was announced that from 11 Oct, two visitors per day aged 12 years and over will be permitted to visit an aged care facility if they are fully vaccinated.
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