NSW has recorded 308 new locally-acquired COVID 19 cases and four deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm.
One new overseas-acquired case was also recorded.
The state has 88.7 per cent of its population aged over 16 years of age fully vaccinated, while 93.7 per cent have had a single dose.
There are 302 cases in hospital, while 64 are in ICU.
Yesterday 94,661 tests were conducted, which was down on the previous day's 114,303 tests.
NSW has kept COVID-19 new daily case numbers below 300 for a week, until today, but the premier warns this won't be sustained as the state opens up, with extensive new freedoms to kick in next week.
"The reality is case numbers will increase, hospitalisations will increase - we need to learn to live alongside this pandemic," Premier Dominic Perrottet said on Wednesday.
NSW has so far defied predictions that COVID cases and hospitalisations would soar as restrictions ease.
- with Australian Associated Press