CENTRAL COAST URGED TO GET VACCINATED AS CASES REMAIN HIGH

New South Wales has recorded 1,542 new cases of COVID-19.

There are another 13 cases in the Hunter New England Health District, bringing the total number of cases in the District to 275.

Of the Hunter’s new cases, 7 were infectious in the community, 8 have been linked to known cases or clusters and the others are mystery cases.

10 people in hospital, none are in the ICU.

Cases on the Central Coast remain stubborn – overnight another 26 cases were recorded – 18 are linked to known cases.

The source of infection for 8 cases is under investigation, while 17 cases were in the community while infectious.

NSW Health is urging people living in areas with viral fragments found in sewage, like Tamworth, to come forward for a test.

Meanwhile, a train service from Sydney to Grafton was held at Kempsey last night, after a COVID-19 case was found on board the service.

The woman was taken to Special Health Accommodation along with her children travelling with her.

Another 22 people who were on the train were taken to Port Macquarie, along with 2 police officer – they are required to isolate and be further assessed by NSW Health.

The train is returning to Sydney today where it will be deep cleaned.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed there will be no more daily 11am press conferences, and NSW Health will take over the daily case count on its website and social media channels.

It comes one week before daily cases are expected to peak.