Dubbo city has yet again reported an infectious case in the community which was identified in the 24 hours to 8 pm Wednesday.
The Western Local Health District has reported eight COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8 pm Wednesday, one in Dubbo, two in Wellington, one in Orange and four in Walgett.
Both Wellington cases, the Dubbo case and the Orange case were known to be infectious in the community.
It's lead to more places of concern across Dubbo added to the growing list.
Concerns for Walgett are ongoing with "quite a few" of its cases in the last week kids under the age of 10, according to Western NSW Local Health District chief executive Scott McLachlan.
"It is great to see many 12 to 15-year-old teenagers vaccinated," Mr McLachlan said.
"Around 60 per cent of those in that age group across the region have had their first dose. It is a crucial age group to get be getting vaccinated as soon as possible. I encourage parents, aunties and uncles, to look at opportunities to get kids vaccinated."
Mr McLachlan said the LHD's number of active cases had dropped down to 205, but an increase in the coming weeks was likely.
"The time is coming, very soon, where the state will hit an 80 per cent double vaccination rate, that's a great achievement, but during that time people will be moving more freely across the region, which means COVID-19 will be spreading more wildly, now, the vaccine is the best chance against that."
Across the region, there are six COVID-19 cases in hospitals, three of which are being treated at Dubbo Hospital.
Mr McLachlan said there was a lot of effort being put into giving vaccination opportunities to those who were homeless, without transportation or who were living on the fringes of the region bigger cities/communities, as well as providing vaccination hubs for teachers.
Mr McLachlan also spoke on COVID-19 vaccination medical exemptions which were provided through clinicians, saying there was a "definite criteria" for people who shouldn't have the vaccination.
Residents are also being reminded to download the Medicare phone app to access their digital vaccination certificates as proof of vaccination is required upon entry to businesses, venues and when visiting patients in hospitals.
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