NSW records 271 new local COVID-19 cases and three deaths

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New South Wales has recorded 271 new cases of COVID-19, with all but one being cases of community transmission.

NSW Health said the 270 positive cases came from 72,350 tests conducted in the previous 24 hours.

Coronavirus testing at BondiCredit:Louise Kennerley

Three people across the state have died with COVID-19, with 270 people in hospital.

Of those hospitalised, 55 cases are in intensive care.

A first vaccination has been received by 93.8 per cent of the state’s population over 16, with 89.4 per cent of the eligible population fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

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