NSW has recorded more than 900 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian also reaffirmed that restrictions would begin to ease on October 11.
Some freedoms could arrive earlier than December 1, Ms Berejiklian said, instead being bundled into the 80 per cent milestone expected to arrive in late October.
However, the premier did not elaborate.
"They won't be major things but there will be tweaks," Ms Berejiklian said.
NSW hit 86.7 per cent first doses, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said, with 62.9 per cent double dosed.
Ms Berejiklian said the state would "definitely" hit 70 per cent by October 11, as expected.
47.6 per cent of 12 to 16 year olds have also received a first dose.
"These vaccine rates are continuing at good pace," Ms Berejiklian said.
The state's regional areas have also been put on notice due to increasing cases numbers.
"We are seeing a rise in cases in our regional areas," NSW chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said.
"Again in Hunter we are seeing an increase in cases."
NSW recorded 941 cases in Thursday's update.
Six people died with COVID in the 24 hours to 8pm on Wednesday, four men and two women.
NSW Health said four were unvaccinated, while two had received just one dose of a vaccine.