NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has declared that the state is ‘looking forward to a better Spring than we did Winter’, as the North Coast once again recorded no new cases yesterday.
As the state as a whole reported 1164 new local COVID cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, the Premier lauded the growing vaccination rate across NSW.
She confidently predicted that NSW would reach seven million doses of the vaccine this week, and said she was looking forward to 80 per cent of people having received their first shot.
“Because we know that, once you’ve signed up to your first dose, you’ll be getting your second dose,” she said.
NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said he remained concerned about COVID’s spread in regional NSW, with 58 new cases across the state’s west in the past 24 hours.
Fifty-four of these were in the Western NSW Local Health District, including 32 in Dubbo and eight in Bourke. There were four new cases in Wilcannia.
‘The message to everybody in regional and rural NSW is to get vaccinated … It’s part of our freedom and part of our future,’ Mr Barilaro said.