Today New South Wales recorded 818 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 with three deaths recorded.

All three fatalities were aged in their 80s with underlying health conditions.

Western NSW still remains of concern with 24 cases recorded including 14 in the Dubbo region.

This brings the total number of cases since January 25 2020 to 18,611.

New South Wales has now passes 5.9 million vaccinations with 738,000 administered last week.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said that there will be more information about schools and when they will open later in the week.

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

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.