NSW has recorded 250 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Five new cases were acquired overseas, one new case was acquired interstate and seven cases have been excluded following further investigation.
This brings the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 78,011.
There were no new COVID-19 related deaths reported in NSW.
Testing numbers have significantly dropped; 58,915 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, which was down compared to the previous day's total of 77,119.
The state continues to edge closer to its 95 per cent fully vaccinated target, with restrictions set to ease for the unvaccinated when it reaches this target or on December 15.
NSW now has 90.8 per cent of the population aged over 16 is double dosed while 94.1 per cent is single dosed. In the 12-15 year old age group, 80.5 per cent have had their first dose, and 72.4 per cent are fully vaccinated.
There are currently 228 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 32 people in intensive care, 16 of whom require ventilation.
Of the 250 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night:
- 54 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD)
- 42 are from Western Sydney LHD
- 39 are from Hunter New England (LHD)
- 32 are from Murrumbidgee LHD
- 24 are from Sydney LHD
- 22 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD
- seven are from Mid North Coast LHD
- seven are from Northern Sydney LHD
- five are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD
- five are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD
- five are from Southern NSW LHD
- three are from Far West LHD
- two are from Central Coast LHD
- one is from Northern NSW LHD
- one is from Western NSW LHD
- and one is yet to be assigned to an LHD.
NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in sewage samples collected from West Wyalong, Tomakin, Uralla and Grenfell where there are currently no known or recent cases.
If you haven't received a COVID-19 vaccination yet, please don't delay. Even if you have had COVID-19 and recovered, you should get vaccinated.
There are more than 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic, click here or contact your GP.
With the final COVID-19 restrictions lifted yesterday and people across the state daring to dream of travelling again, they are being promised simpler regulations if their plans are dashed.
Better Regulation and Innovation Minister Kevin Anderson said during the pandemic the government received thousands of complaints from people who unknowingly agreed to travel cancellation policies they weren't happy with.
New information standards will clearly outline key terms and conditions of travel contracts relating to cancellations, refunds and credits, processing fees and any other important exclusions.
Want to travel overseas but not sure about the rules? To read more, click here to visit the NSW Health website.