NSW has recorded 646 new locally-acquired new cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths.
Two cases were acquired overseas.
One new case was recorded in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District. The case was reported yesterday and is a member of the Kildare Catholic College community in Wagga. They were infectious for one day at the school.
856 are in hospital with COVID, 170 in ICU and 75 on a ventilator.
NSW Health is reporting the deaths of eleven people who had COVID-19 - two women and nine men.
Two were in their 50s, one in their 60s, four in their 70s, and four in their 80s.
Seven people were not vaccinated, three had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and one had received two doses.
In the 24 hours to 8pm yesterday 103,388 tests received.
Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said a new strain of the Delta variant had been identified among eight people.
She said health was undertaking investigations into the source.
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It comes as the state prepares to reopen on Monday after hitting 70 per cent double dose vaccination.
Despite NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet saying he had the backing of health officials to expand the freedoms offered at 70 per cent, reports have emerged that Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant warned against the roadmap alterations.
The Australian Medical Association of NSW said changes to the state's plan to exit lockdown could overwhelm the hospital system and burn out healthcare workers.
"We've got a new premier in the driver's seat, but that's not a good enough reason to deviate from the course previously set," AMA NSW President Danielle McMullen said.
"Keeping people safe must be the premier's top priority."
- with AAP
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