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Zero COVID-19 deaths for NSW in the latest reporting period

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No new coronavirus deaths have been reported in NSW in the previous 24 hours, for the first time in almost three months.

The milestone comes as vaccination rates across the state continue to climb, keeping hospitalisations low.

Some 90.8 percent of people over 16 are fully vaccinated and 94.1 percent of adults have had their first jab.

In the 12 to15 age group, more than 80 percent have had their first dose, and 72.4 percent both.

NSW reported 250 local COVID19 cases in the 24 hours to 8 pm on Friday, 36 lower than the previous day.

There are 228 people in hospital, also down on the previous day's tally, with 32 in intensive care.

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54 new COVID19 cases are from South Western Sydney Local Health District., 39 are from the Hunter New England area and five are from Illawarra Shoalhaven.

The last time the state recorded no new deaths in a reporting period was more than 11 weeks ago, on August 24.

High vaccination rates also mean from Monday NSW Health will no longer list case locations that a COVID-19 positive person has attended.

Also from Monday, elective surgery will begin to return to full capacity in Greater Sydney.