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NSW COVID cases hit 239 in Sunday numbers as NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urges vaccinations

NSW health official Jeremy McAnulty says more than 25,000 coronavirus tests were needed each day.
NSW health official Jeremy McAnulty says more than 25,000 coronavirus tests were needed each day.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Sunday called for people to come forward to get vaccinated

The state recorded 239 locally acquired cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday, with at least 35 infectious in the community. Two more overseas acquired cases were also recorded.

Ms Berejiklian told reporters it was crucial that more jabs in more arms were delivered in the state's fight against the Sydney outbreak.

"The one positive take-out is at the virus has not in the main, or outside those eight local government areas of concern," she said.

"Having said that, we don't want to see the virus spread further and households, whole households, become infected because one person has brought virus into the home."

"Let August be the month when we break records in vaccination," she said. "That is a good number, we can do better."

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This story 'We can do better': NSW records 239 COVID cases in Sunday numbers first appeared on Newcastle Herald.