NSW records 863 new Covid cases

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian speaking at the daily press conferences. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Adam Yip

NSW has recorded 863 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard revealed the new figures while also disclosing the deaths of seven people who died with Covid.

The state has also reached 85.7 per cent of the eligible population having at least one dose of the vaccine while 60.75 per cent of people are fully vaccinated.

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Mr Hazzard urged NSW residents to continue getting the jab while he blasted those who were eligible but were choosing not to receive a vaccine.

“You need to go and get vaccinated as quickly as possible. You’re kidding yourself if you think you don’t need to get vaccinated because it may well be you that gets the virus and dies, or ends up in a hospital ICU,” he said.

“It may be you that passes on the virus to your family or your friends and sees the responsibility then fall upon your shoulders for the death of one of your close friends or family. You need to get vaccinated.”

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