One of the deaths reported today was a man in his 70s from the Blue Mountains who was infected at the Uniting Springwood Residential Aged Care Facility, where he resides. He was not vaccinated.
NSW Health confirmed that nine other people were not vaccinated and two people received a dose.
At least eight had underlying medical conditions.
Three people, a man in his 40s, a man in his 50s, and a woman in his 80s, died at home. Their infections were diagnosed after their deaths.
While details of that meeting won’t be released until next week, some restrictions are likely to be relaxed.
These include the return of community sport, larger crowds at stadium events, and in-person auctions.
More visitors will be allowed in the homes, and the number of guests at weddings and funerals is likely to increase as well.
Home quarantine will be extended and people will be encouraged to return to the office.
New South Wales currently has about 85 percent single-dose vaccinations and 58 percent double-dose vaccinations.
The state expects to reach the first 70 percent double dose milestone on October 11, with the 80 percent double dose target expected a few weeks from now.
There are concerns that some suburbs in Local Government Areas (LGA) are lagging behind.
This includes the City of Sydney, Inner West and Randwick.
It’s home to more than half a million people, but local councils say they don’t have vaccination opportunities like other regions.
Health officials will also be focusing on northern New South Wales, Tweed and Byron, with pressure on these areas in the next week or two.
Concerned that these areas will not reach the 70 or 80 percent milestone when the rest of Sydney does, authorities are asking people not to travel to the affected areas until they reach these targets.