COVID-19: NSW records another 1262 cases of COVID-19, seven deaths

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian Photo credit: Image - Getty Images

New South Wales has recorded 1,262 new local COVID cases and seven more deaths from the current Delta outbreak.

The new cases are down from the 1599 cases that were reported on Saturday. The total number of cases is 37,621 since the first case was reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was confirmed.

NSW Health announced on Sunday that a man in his 20s from Western Sydney, and a woman in her 40s, a woman in her 50s, a man in his 50s, a man in his 70s, a man in his 80s and woman in her 80s from each from south-western Sydney.

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said the man in his 20s "had significant underlying health conditions and was unvaccinated".

There are 1206 people who are now in hospital with COVID-19, 92 of whom require ventilation.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said during her daily live update that 78 percent of over 16-year-olds now had at least one dose of a vaccine. 

"We want to be sure that when we get to that 70 per cent double dose figure but we have managed to reduce our cases as much as we can to allow us to continue planning forward," she says.

"I want to see 80 per cent first dose next week, and I am confident we will get there around Tuesday or Wednesday. 

"And then my challenge to the New South Wales community is, to get it to 90 percent the following week. 

"I suppose I am being a bit optimistic, but I think we can actually get about 90 percent first dose. "I am pleased we have got the 12 to 15-year-old vaccination coming on, as announced by the Commonwealth on Monday, so that group will have access to vaccination."