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NSW has recorded eight deaths and 1220 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, 14 of which are residents of the Illawarra.
Of the local cases, 11 are from Wollongong and three from Shellharbour.
About 192 patients are in intensive care across the state and 75 on ventilators.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged residents to get vaccinated so they "don't get left behind", with 28,812 vaccinations administered in the reporting period and 100,745 tests received.