The Illawarra Shoalhaven has recorded its deadliest week of Coronavirus since late May with 12 people dying from COVID-19 in the week ending July 16.
The virus has claimed 40 local lives over the last four reporting weeks taking the region's death toll to 169 since the start of January.
NSW Health Data shows 4,282 new cases were recorded during the reporting period with 47 people hospitalised including eight in ICU.
Influenza infections continue to decrease across the region, down from 269 in the week ending July 9 to 145 on the latest report.
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