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NSW records 173 new Covid cases and two deaths on Tuesday

NSW recorded 173 new cases of Covid-19 and two new deaths on Tuesday.

There are 196 people in hospital and 34 of those in intensive care.

Across the state 94.4 per cent of the population aged over 16 have received their first dose of the vaccine while 91.9 per cent are double-vaccinated.

Meanwhile for those between the ages of 12 and 15, 81 per cent have had one dose while 75.4 per cent are fully vaccinated.

There have been 52,302 tests in the past 24 hours.

The new cases come as leaked documents reveal how the NSW government ignored the health advice to apply the same lockdown measures to all of Sydney.

An email sent by NSW chief health officer Kerry Chant to Health Minister Brad Hazzard on August 14 showed she recommended “consistent measures across greater metropolitan Sydney”.

But the extra-tough lockdown rules in Sydney’s west and southwest were not brought in line with the rest of the city until September 20.

Sydney’s latest lockdown began in the last weekend of June, after an airport breach caused the Delta variant of the coronavirus to spread in the city.


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