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NSW is expected to hit 70 per cent fully vaccinated milestone, freeing the state from lockdown

NSW is expected to hit 70 per cent double dose Covid vaccination mark TODAY after recording its fewest cases in seven weeks – setting up freedom from lockdown on Monday

  • NSW is projected to hit the 70 per cent full vaccination target on Wednesday 
  • Making the state the first to hit the milestone and be released from lockdown
  • The state recorded 594 new Covid cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday 


NSW is projected to hit the 70 per cent vaccination target today, triggering an end to the shackles of lockdown on Monday.

The state will be the first to hit the major milestone on Wednesday, with the result to be announced during Thursday’s press conference. 

NSW recorded 594 new Covid cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday, the fewest since August 18.

Ten deaths were also reported which include seven men and three women from Sydney’s Covid-hit west and southwestern suburbs, Wollongong, and the Riverina region. 

More than 82.2 per cent of eligible residents have received their first Covid-19 jab while 52.7 per cent are now fully vaccinated (pictured, vaccinated Sydneysiders enjoying a picnic)

One person was in their 40s, one person was in their 60s, four people were in their 70s, two people were in their 80s, and two people were in their 90s.

The fatalities bring the state’s death toll from the latest outbreak to 395 and the total number since the start of the pandemic to 451.

On Monday restrictions are set to be eased for fully vaccinated people, including five people being allowed to visit a home, restaurants, bars and retail shops reopening.

Mr Perrottet is reviewing NSW’s roadmap out of lockdown with the state’s crisis cabinet and health officials on Wednesday, hinting tweaks could be made.

On Monday, restrictions in NSW are set to be eased after reaching the 70 per cent full vaccination target (pictured, Sydneysiders at Bronte Beach)

On Monday, restrictions in NSW are set to be eased after reaching the 70 per cent full vaccination target (pictured, Sydneysiders at Bronte Beach)

NSW recorded 594 new Covid cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday, the fewest since August 18 (pictured, Belmore Sports Ground vaccination hub)

NSW recorded 594 new Covid cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday, the fewest since August 18 (pictured, Belmore Sports Ground vaccination hub)

The new premier was sworn in on Tuesday will go over the plan for the state to emerge from months of lockdown from October 11.

His government’s first challenge will be navigating the path out of lockdown, which began in Sydney more than 15 weeks ago.

‘There’s a number of areas within the roadmap that can be looked at,’ Mr Perrottet told Sydney radio 2GB on Wednesday.

Key to the state’s reopening will be an economic recovery plan, which the premier will unveil this week, and the ability of the state’s health system to cope with an expected spike in Covid-19 cases when restrictions ease.  

Fully vaccinated Sydneysiders caught up with friends for the first time in weeks with picnics in Centennial Park on Sunday

Fully vaccinated Sydneysiders caught up with friends for the first time in weeks with picnics in Centennial Park on Sunday

Five people are set to be allowed to visit a home, restaurants, bars and retail shops will also reopen on Monday (pictured, Bondi Beach testing centre)

Five people are set to be allowed to visit a home, restaurants, bars and retail shops will also reopen on Monday (pictured, Bondi Beach testing centre)

Mr Perrottet said while the economy had taken a significant beating during the lockdown, which began in June, he expects the state to ‘bounce back very quickly’.

‘As we head into December and over the summer period as businesses open… we’re going to have a very bright summer,’ he said.

‘What we’ll see is a stronger economy on the other side.’

Mr Perrottet is also determined to get workers back into offices to breathe life back into major CBDs ‘this year and as quickly as possible’, but he acknowledged mandatory mask-wearing in offices is an impediment.

Under the roadmap, masks remain compulsory in indoor environments until December.

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