NSW Health Authorities Concerned Over Spike In Central Coast Covid Cases

As NSW reports 1220 new cases

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NSW Health officials are concerned over a sharp spike in Covid-19 case numbers across the Central Coast region. 

The Central Coast has reported 22 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours which is a large jump from the eight infections which were recorded the day before. 

Deputy Premier John Barilaro announced that health officials are worried about the 22 new cases on the Central Coast with the area showing a lower vaccination rate than other NSW regions. 

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The state has recorded 1220 new cases today with eight new deaths to 8PM last night. 

The new numbers come as the state records a rise in vaccination rates with 74 percent of NSW residents now vaccinated with their first dose. 

While Covid case numbers continue to climb in some regions, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that restrictions could be lifted for some parts of the state where case numbers are low and vaccinations are high.

"Our indication is that everyone who has 70 per cent double vaccination enjoys the benefits of being fully vaccinated," she said. 

"We'll make that obviously clearer once we make the road map public. But we also need to take the health advice as well.  
"But our intention is that everyone who has 70 per cent double vaccination moves forward and has much more freedom than what we do today." 
According to Deputy Premier John Barilaro, people who do enjoy the new freedoms which are due to come into effect from next week, may need to have proof of their vaccination status on hand which people can access through the MyGov or Medicare app. 
"You need to be able to prove you have been vaccinated. That's part of the conditions of having those freedoms that you've got to be able to prove if you're pulled up by police," he said.
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Georgie Marr

7 September 2021

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