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New COVID cases top 400 in the Shoalhaven

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The number of new COVID cases in the Shoalhaven has topped 400 for the first time since mid-January.

In the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday 407 Shoalhaven people tested positive to COVIOD-19, among 1377 new cases across the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

That's an increase of 100 on Shoalhaven's cases yesterday, and nearly 200 on Monday.

There were also 55 new cases in Kiama, 308 in Shellharbour and 607 in Wollongong.

They were among 24,151 new cases across the state.

NSW also recorded 15 COVID-related deaths in the 24 hours - nine men and six women.

Two were aged in their 60s, five were in their 70s, three were in their 80s and five were in their 90s. Older age is a significant risk factor for serious illness and death for COVID-19, particularly when combined with significant underlying health conditions.

Four of them were unvaccinated.

Four people were from Sydney’s south west, two were from Western Sydney, two were from Sydney’s south, one was from inner Sydney, one was from Sydney’s south east, one was from Sydney’s north, one was from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, two were from the Blue Mountains region and one was from the Central West.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,489.

There are currently 1,444 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 51 people in intensive care, 18 of whom require ventilation.

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