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This follows NSW confirming 681 cases and one death taking the NSW death toll for this outbreak to 61.

‘In hospital, [there are] currently 474 cases. 82 of those cases are in intensive care. 25 cases are currently requiring ventilation,’ deputy chief health officer Dr Marianne Gale was reported saying in The Guardian Australia.

‘Of the 82 cases in ICU, 71 are not vaccinated. Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of the death of one person who had COVID-19, too 8pm last night.

‘This is a man in his 80s from south-eastern Sydney. He died at St George Hospital. He had received one dose of vaccine. He was also being treated for another serious medical condition.’

Deputy police commissioner Gary Worboys reported that there had been 671 penalty tices (PIN) handed out across NSW in the previous 24 hours.

Premier Berejiklian was reported in The Guardian stating that ‘There have been 25 new cases of Covid-19 reported to 8pm last night in western New South Wales, and that brings the total and at the Local Health District to 167.

‘We ask all of the population of western New South Wales to really be very vigilant for symptoms, to come forward for testing, as I know many people have already done, and please take up any opportunity to get vaccinated as soon as you can.’


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  1. Lock-downs and border closures are getting easier and easier to accept. The vaccine passport is as good as done. Police have unprecedented power. And the military is being brought in to help control the population.

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