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NSW: 93.3 % of people aged 16 and over had received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

NSW recorded 293 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

No new cases were acquired overseas, and 11 cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 74,445.

Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of two people.

A woman in her 90s died at the Tarrawanna aged care facility, north of Wollongong, where she acquired her infection. She had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and is the third death linked to an outbreak at this facility.

A man in his 70s from south-western Sydney died at St George Hospital. He had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There have been 508 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 564 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 68,756 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 381 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 82 people in intensive care, 38 of whom require ventilation.

There were 89,678 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 89,875.

To 11:59pm on Tuesday 26 October 2021 across NSW, 93.3 per cent of people aged 16 and over had received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 86 per cent were fully vaccinated.

In the 12-15 year old age group, 78.5 per cent have had their first dose, and 54.8 per cent are fully vaccinated.

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