PREMIER Gladys Berejiklian was at the media conference this morning, but has said she “won’t necessarily be here.”
The Premier said while there was a freedom extended today for some fully vaccinated people, she urged, “please don’t get complacent, do not let your guard down” and cautioned that “the hospital system will come under increasing stress as we open up.”
She warned people who are unvaccinated, “don’t assume that at 80 percent double vaccination, unvaccinated will have those freedoms.”
The government have not yet defined what restrictions will be eased at 80 percent double vaccination rates.
This week Pfizer will be provided to GPs for people over 16 years of age and next week for 12 to 15 year olds. Moderna will be available at pharmacists from next week also for children 12 to 15 years of age.
In the past 24 hours:
- 1,260 new cases
- 1,189 people are hospitalised
- 222 in intensive care
- 94 are being ventilated
- 7 people have died
- a woman in her 60s
- three men in their 80s
- two men in their 90s, including a man in Dubbo and
- a woman in her 90s.
In regional New South Wales:
The list of cases in regional NSW by local government area was not made available today, only a breakdown by Local Health District.
- 27 – Illawarra and Shoalhaven,
- 18 – Hunter New England,
- 16 – Central Coast,
- 12 – Western NSW,
- 8 – correctional settings,
- 7 – Far West,
- 2 – Southern,
- 18 cases are yet to be assigned to an area.