NSW has reported 1127 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and two deaths, including a man in his 50s and a woman in her 80s.
The two deaths - both in western Sydney - take the toll for the current NSW outbreak to 186, and 242 for the entirety of the pandemic.
There are 1253 COVID-19 patients in NSW in hospital, with 231 in intensive care and 104 on ventilators.
The two take NSW's death toll since June to 187.
Of the 1,127 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night"
- 379 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District
- 283 are from Western Sydney
- 152 are from South Eastern Sydney
- 148 are from Sydney
- 58 are from Nepean Blue Mountains
- 25 are from Northern Sydney
- 17 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven
- 14 are from Hunter New England
- 14 are from Western NSW
- nine are from Central Coast
- eight are in correctional settings
- five are from the Far West
- four are from Southern
- and 11 cases are yet to be assigned.
NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has recently detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Young sewage treatment plant in the Murrumbidgee.
"Cases continue to be primarily at highest rates in western and southwestern Sydney, although throughout Greater Sydney and regions we are seeing cases," NSW Health's Jeremy McAnulty told reporters.
There were 114,084 tests conducted in the same period.
Dr McAnulty said the weekend and good weather may have led to lower testing numbers, and it was too early to say the peak had passed.
"It's too soon to know if we've been flattening the curve, but ... it's really nice to see immunisation rates increasing so quickly," he said.
"We'd like to see a few more days before we can be confident there's a trend."
78.8 per cent of people have received a first dose, with 46.5 per cent of people fully vaccinated.