Tragedy as man in 20s dies with Covid

New South Wales is moving closer to its predicted Covid-19 outbreak peak after recording 1480 new local infections of Covid-19 and nine deaths.

New South Wales has recorded 1480 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 and nine deaths, premier Gladys Berejiklian has revealed.

“Regrettably (there were) nine deaths and we extend our condolences to those people,” Ms Berejiklian said.

There are currently 1,136 people with COVID-19 admitted to hospital. 194 people are

in intensive care and 78 of those are currently requiring ventilation. Of the 194 people in ICU, 158 are not vaccinated.

NSW deputy chief health officer Dr Marianna Gale said a man in his 20s was tragically among the deaths.

“We‘re also reporting the tragic death of a man in his 20s from western Sydney who died in Nepean Hospital,” Dr Gale said. “He was not vaccinated and also had serious underlying health conditions. A man in his 40s from south western Sydney also died, at Liverpool Hospital.

More to come.

Originally published as 1480 new locally acquired Covid-19 cases in NSW, nine deaths including man in 20s

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