Shoalhaven News

No new Shoalhaven cases as hospital numbers fall

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There were no new COVID cases in the Shoalhaven during the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday.

And there were six cases throughout the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District including four in the Wollongong local government area and two in Shellharbour.

There have now been 2,480 local COVID cases in the health district since the start of the current outbreak in June.

The number of COVID patients being treated in the district's hospitals has fallen to seven.

Local health officials continue urging people to get tested if they have even mild symptoms, and to get vaccinated against.

The same message is being spread across the state, where 94.1 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 90.6 per cent are fully vaccinated.

In the 12-15 year old age group, 80.4 per cent have had their first dose, and 71.7 per cent are fully vaccinated.

NSW also recorded 286 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm Thursday, and there was one new case acquired overseas.

There were also two COVID-related deaths - a woman in her 70s from south-western Sydney who was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions, and a man in his 70s from Maitland who had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had significant underlying health conditions.

Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid Shoalhaven, Covid South Coast