New South Wales has recorded 1,007 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8:00pm last night.
Of the 11 people who died from the virus yesterday none were fully vaccinated.
Two people had received one dose and NSW Health says at least eight had underlying medical conditions.
One of the fatalities was a man in his 70s from the Blue Mountains who acquired his infection at the Uniting Springwood Residential Aged Care Facility where he was a resident. He had not been vaccinated.
The youngest person to die was a man in his 40s, who passed away at home.
A man in his 50s and a woman in her 80s also died at home. They had not been tested for COVID-19 and were only diagnosed after their deaths.
Head of NSW Health’s COVID response branch, Jeremy McAnulty, said that, during the Delta outbreak, there had been several people die at home without even knowing they had the virus.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard previously said some people were choosing not to get tested so they did not have to risk taking time off work.
Dr McAnulty said testing was a must.
“If you have mild symptoms, come forward for testing … and, if your condition deteriorates, call your doctor sooner rather than later.”
Currently 84.7 per cent of the eligible population has received one dose of a COVID-9 vaccine and 57.8 per cent are fully vaccinated.
There are currently 1,187 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospitals across the state, with 229 people in intensive care, 118 of whom require ventilation.
There was a dip in testing numbers yesterday, with 108,105 COVID-19 tests compared to the previous day’s total of 131,668.
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