173 COVID-19 cases and two deaths recorded in NSW

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NSW has recorded 173 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm.

The state's population aged 16 years and over is now 91.9 per cent fully vaccinated, while 94.4 per cent have had their first COVID-19 vaccine shot.

Those aged between 12 and 15 years are 75.4 per cent fully vaccinated, while 81 per cent have had their first dose.

There are 196 COVID-19 patients in hospital, with 34 in ICU.

Yesterday, 52,302 tests were conducted which was up on the previous day's total of 45,405.

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NSW Health will release further details of today's cases at 11am.

Yesterday, Western Sydney Local Health District recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases across the state with 33 cases recorded.

Hunter New England LHD recorded 30 new cases, while South Western Sydney LHD had 28, making it the area with the third highest new cases recorded yesterday.

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This story Two deaths and 173 COVID-19 cases recorded in NSW first appeared on Newcastle Herald.