NSW has recorded 444 new locally-acquired cases of COVID and four deaths.
Two new cases were acquired in hotel quarantine.
716 people are in hospital, 150 people in ICU.
Yesterday the state recorded 360 cases.
"That is the sole focus of the government," Mr Perrottet told AAP.
"We need to get through this as well as we can. We're going to lead the nation out of this pandemic here in NSW, and there's so many things to do in that space."
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The state is rapidly approaching its next vaccination milestone, just three days into the reopening triggered on Monday after 70 per cent of eligible residents got both jabs.
Some 75.23 per cent of residents over 16 are fully vaccinated and 90.77 per cent have had at least one dose.
NSW could reach the 80 per cent fully vaccinated milestone by Sunday, setting the stage for the next phase in the state's reopening next week.
"The success of our vaccination rate has been absolutely superb ... When we hit 80 per cent, we've always said it will be the Monday following," Mr Perrottet said.
- with AAP
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