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NSW hits target of 6 million jabs as state records 753 new COVID-19 cases

NSW has reported 753 new local cases on Tuesday, as the state hit its target of 6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered.

The source of infection of 619 of the new cases remains under investigation and health authorities have only confirmed 73 of the cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian had said fully vaccinated people in the state would be able to experience additional freedoms once it hit the 6 million dose target, noting in interviews on Monday night this group will be able to do at least one thing they could not currently do under current lockdown restrictions.

On Tuesday, Ms Berejiklian said the milestone equated to roughly 30 per cent of the population fully vaccinated and 60 per cent with one dose.

The Premier said she was “so pleased and grateful” the state had hit the target and she looked forward to making an announcement on Thursday or Friday about additional freedoms fully vaccinated people in the state would have from September.

She said further details about a return to schools would also be given at this time.