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NSW COVID-19 cases continue to rise as Australia records another 33 virus deaths

NSW has reported 10,650 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths, bringing a second day of a significant uptick in infections.

There are 1,072 people with the virus in hospital, 45 of them in intensive care.

NSW Health reports 54.5 per cent of people have received their booster shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, 79 per cent of people aged 12-15 have had two doses, and 47.6 per cent of children aged 5-11 have had one jab.

There were 8,874 cases of the virus recorded on Monday and 5,856 on Sunday.

Masks mandates in most indoor settings were dropped on Friday, and were lifted in schools on Monday.

Staff and students are no longer required to undertake twice-weekly rapid antigen tests.

Another 28 COVID-19 deaths in Victoria

Victoria has reported 7,126 new COVID-19 infections and 28 deaths, with more than 41,000 active cases across the state.

The new infections include 4,743 from rapid antigen tests and 2,383 from PCR lab tests, the health department said on Wednesday.

The number of people in hospital has risen by nine from Tuesday, with 264 infected people admitted.

Of those patients, 37 are in intensive care and five on ventilation.

Some 59.4 per cent of Victorian adults have received three vaccine doses.

There are 41,162 active cases in the state.