PARTS of regional New South Wales will come out of lockdown on Saturday, however the Hunter will remain in lockdown.
The Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, said while parts of the state will have some restrictions eased, if there is a local case the area will go back into lockdown for a period of at least 14 days. See the full list of regional areas remaining in lockdown below.
The government has released their plan to ease restrictions at 70 percent state wide vaccination, however the Premier warned that it is a “cautious and staged reopening” and “only for people who have been vaccinated…you have been warned.”
The easing of restrictions will occur on the Monday following the state reaching 70 percent.
More information to follow on the roadmap to restrictions being eased.
Covid cases in the past 24 hours:
For the first time there are more than 200 people in intensive care and predict the most pressure in intensive care to be in October.
- 1,405 new cases of covid-19 identified in the community
- 202 people in intensive care
- 5 people have died including:
- 1 man in his 80s – double vaccinated with significant underlying health conditions;
- 1 man in his 80s – unvaccinated with significant underlying health conditions;
- 2 women in their 70s – unvaccianted with underlying health conditions;
- 1 women in her 40s – unvaccinated with underlying health conditions.
New cases in regional NSW:
- 22 Central Caost
- 15 Dubbo
- 12 Shellharbour
- 10 Wollongong
- 4 Walgett
- 4 Port Stephens
- 4 Newcastle
- 3 Lake Macquarie
- 2 Bathurst
- 2 Naromine
- 2 Batemans Bay
- 2 Merimbula (since 8pm)
- 2 Broken Hill
- 2 Wilcannia
- 1 Cooma
- 1 Maitland
- 1 Shoalhaven
- 1 Orange
Regional areas which will remain in lockdown include:
- Broken Hill
- Central Coast
- Central Darling
- Goulburn Mulwarre
- Lake Macquarie
- Port Stephens
- Snowy Monaro
- Upper Hunter