NSW records 262 new COVID cases and one death

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says New South Wales has recorded 262 new locally acquired COVID cases with at least 50 infectious in the community and the death of an unvaccinated woman in her 80s.

“In relation to the virus, Canterbury-Bankstown local government area still remains the epicentre of the most cases,” she said.

“Obviously all local government suburbs within the Canterbury-Bankstown area and adjoining areas are under risk of transmission.

"On a more positive note, health experts advise us that if people in the Georges River local government area come forward for higher rates of testing in the next few days, that local government area is likely to be taken out of an area of concern.

“So can I please urge everybody who lives in the Georges River local government area, especially in those suburbs adjoining the local government areas of concern, please come out and get tested if you have the mildest of symptoms.

“That will give to health experts confidence to take the Georges River local government area out of those areas of concern.”