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Case numbers rise as five detected in the Shoalhaven

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Five new COVID cases in the Shoalhaven are under investigation after being diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday.

There were four cases in the 2540 area, and one in the 2541 postcode - none of them linked to known cases.

They were among 32 new cases in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District - the largest daily tally for more than two months.

That included one case in the Kiama local government area, two in Shellharbour and 24 in Wollongong.

As at 8pm, last there were eight COVID patients in district's hospitals.

Across the state there were 2,213 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

The number of cases of the Omicron variant in the state has risen to 185, while the total number of COVID cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic has climbed to to 92,343.

The 24 hours also brought the COVID-related death of an unvaccinated woman in her 60s from the Northern Tablelands who had underlying health conditions.

Throughout the state there are 215 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 24 people in intensive care, eight of whom require ventilation.

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