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NSW’s COVID-19 figures have not yet been published on the State Department of Health’s Twitter account.

But during a health update this morning, NSW Chief Health Officer Dr. Kerry Chant that the state has registered 12,818 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths.

Among the people who died was a man in his 30s who had received two doses of vaccine and had no significant underlying health conditions.

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr.  Kerry Chant.

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr. Kerry Chant. Credit:Renee Nowytarger

There are 2,749 coronavirus patients in NSW hospitals, including 183 in intensive care. Of those in the intensive care unit, 70 patients need ventilation.

Dr. Chant said 21 men and nine women died.

“Of the 30 people who died, one was in their 30s, one was in their 50s, five were in their 70s, 19 were in their 80s and four were in their 90s,” she said.

“Five of the people who died had received three doses of the COVID vaccine, 19 people had received two doses and six had not been vaccinated.

“The two people under the age of 65, a man in his 30s, had received two doses of COVID vaccine and had no significant underlying health conditions, which in turn underlined the importance of [a] booster to really lift that protection.

“The woman in her 50s was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions.”

Of the new cases, 7913 were positive rapid antigen tests and 4905 were positive PCR inoculations (from about 36,000 PCR tests).

Dr. Chant said vaccination rates continue to rise and 44.7 percent of those eligible for a booster have received that dose. However, she would “love to see that number rise rapidly”.

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