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NSW COVID-19 case numbers fall

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NSW recorded 235 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
 
Three cases have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 80,981.
 
There are currently 174 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 26 people in intensive care, 10 of whom require ventilation.
 
There were 62,044 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 73,027.
 
Across NSW, 94.5 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 92.3 per cent are fully vaccinated., of the people aged 12 to 15, 81.2 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 76.2 per cent are fully vaccinated, the total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 12,841,173.
 
Of the 235 cases reported to 8pm last night, three are from Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, while 21 are from Hunter New England Local Health District.
 
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NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in sewage samples collected from Eden and Bermagui, where there are currently no known or recent cases.
 
NSW Health is urging all travellers who have been in southern Africa, including South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, and Eswatini, in the 14 days before arriving in Australia to get a COVID-19 test and isolate immediately.
 
All people in the household should also isolate until further notice, travellers who have been in southern Africa are asked to call NSW Health on 1800 943 553.
 
NSW Health is also contacting all international travellers who have arrived in the last 14 days by text message and phone asking anyone who has been in southern Africa to get a test and isolate and to remind all other travellers of their testing requirements.
 
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