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NSW records 935 new local COVID-19 cases and four more deaths

New South Wales has recorded 935 new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases and four more deaths.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said 82.2 per cent of residents over 16 have now received their first vaccine dose and 52 per cent have received their second dose.

She added that 20 per cent of 12 to 15 year old have now received their first dose of the vaccine.

“We want to make sure that when school goes back we have not only great coverage in the adult place of vaccination but in the 12-15-year-old group which is so critical,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Two people in their 60s and two people in their 80s have died, bringing the total number of deaths in the state from the current outbreak to 301.

The regional town of Cowra will enter lockdown from 5pm today after a nine-year-old boy with COVID-19 attended school.

The source of the infection in the town, about 300 kilometres west of Sydney is unknown.

The NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said today’s case numbers were the lowest in three weeks.