NSW recorded 1,164 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8:00 pm yesterday.
Three people have died of COVID, bringing the number of deaths linked to the current outbreak to 96.
A woman in her 50s and a man in his 90s died at Campbelltown Hospital, while a man in his 80s died at St Vincent’s Hospital.
There are currently 871 COVID-19 patients in NSW hospitals, with 143 people in intensive care, 58 of whom need ventilators.
There were 43 new infections at Barclay Correctional Center in northwest Sydney, bringing the total number of cases there to 75. The prison remains closed.
There was also one new case linked to Bathurst Correctional Center, bringing the total number of infections to seven.
There were also 54 new cases in western NSW across several cities.
There have been four cases in Welkania, which has been the epicenter of the outbreak in the far west of the state.
Michelle Dodd, director of nursing in the intensive care unit at Liverpool Hospital, has appealed to anyone who was delaying vaccination to book an appointment today.
“These patients [in intensive care] They are some of the most common diseases we’ve ever seen. “They need a lot of support, monitoring and physical care,” she said.
“Many of these patients need to nurse their stomachs to improve ventilation and oxygenation, and this process takes about six to eight [staff]. “
Health Minister Brad Hazzard acknowledged that anyone trying to book an appointment for a Pfizer vaccine in NSW at the moment could wait too long and encouraged more people to get AstraZeneca instead.
“There is not enough Pfizer in NSW or Victoria… We are definitely asking the federal government to try and get more,” he said.
“What I would say is for older patients, you can also get AstraZeneca. If you’re 18 or older, you have AstraZeneca. It’s a very good vaccine, it’s saved huge numbers of people all over the world.”
More is coming.