Today New South Wales recorded 753 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 with zero deaths recorded.

Western NSW recorded 36 new cases including 23 in the Dubbo region, 5 in Parkes, 2 in Bourke and the Wellington local government area.

These areas still remain a concern.

Coonamble has recorded 1 case, Gilgandra 2 and 1 in Narromine.

This brings the total number of cases since January 25 2020 to 19,356.

Today New South Wales is expected to pass 6 million vaccinations with the vaccination rate considered among the fastest in the world.

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

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.