Today New South Wales recorded 1,281 and 5 deaths, 4 of these people had underlying health conditions.

Western New South Wales saw 44 cases 35 in Dubbo, 6 in Bourke, 2 in Orange and 1 in Narromine.

Cases have also been detected in Southern New South Wales with 2 cases in Goulburn, 3 in Queanbeyan, 1 in Cooma and 1 in Batemans Bay.

It is estimated the peak of the case numbers will hit in the next week or so.

The modelling shows the within the 12 local government areas of concern will continue through until mid-September when sufficient vaccine-acquired immunity is achieved.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says this means in early-mid October the peak in intensive care beds will likely occur.

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.