Today New South Wales recorded 1,290 cases as well as four deaths, two of these four deaths had underlying health conditions.

One of these deaths occurred in Dubbo, a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions becomes the first person to lose their life in the Western NSW outbreak.

Cases continue to be contracted in Western NSW with 51 cases recorded overnight including 33 in Dubbo, 4 in Bourke, 5 in Bathurst, 2 in Orange, 2 in Forbes, 2 in Parkes and 1 in Narromine.

66 percent of eligible NSW residents have had their first vaccination, 36 percent have had two doses of the vaccine.

There are no active cases of COVID-19 in the Hilltops Council or Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council.

Please remember to wear a mask when leaving your home except when performing strenuous exercise.

Please follow the current Public Health Orders and stay at home unless you have a reasonable excuse to leave.

A reasonable excuse is if you need to:

  • obtain food or other goods and services locally
  • leave home to go to work if, you cannot reasonably work from home and the business is allowed to be open
  • leave home for education if it is not possible to do it at home
  • exercise and take outdoor recreation within your local government area or, if you need to cross into another local government area, stay within 5km of your home
  • go out for medical or caring reasons, including obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination.