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NSW Health says it's '35 days straight'

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NSW recorded no new locally acquired and three new overseas-acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,960.
 
There were 13,586 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 16,422.
 
While today marks 35 days with no reported locally acquired cases in NSW, with new cases being regularly detected among overseas arrivals, there is still a risk of COVID-19 spreading into the NSW community. It is critical that everyone continues to come forward for testing if they have even the mildest of symptoms.
 
 
 
Three vaccination hubs will be operational in NSW from Monday morning, 22 February, at Liverpool, Royal Prince Alfred (RPA), and Westmead hospitals and in the first three weeks, 35,100 frontline workers will receive their first vaccination. They will receive their second vaccination three weeks after their first.
 
The initial three-week vaccination phase will see all hotel quarantine workers given the Pfizer vaccine – including all workers within quarantine hotels, those screening arrivals at the airport, health staff, cleaners, NSW Police officers and security guards. Healthcare workers who have the greatest exposure to potential COVID-19 patients will also be included in the first round of vaccinations, which will be rolled out progressively.
 
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