Two Illawarra residents with COVID-19 have died at Wollongong Hospital, health authorities have confirmed.
They were a woman in her 80s from Wollongong and a man in his 70s from Kiama, both of whom chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said had underlying health conditions.
The woman had received two doses of the vaccine, while the man had received one.
They were among five deaths reported on Wednesday, which brought the number of lives lost during this outbreak to 260.
Another Wollongong woman aged in her 80s died earlier this week.
NSW has recorded 1035 new locally acquired COVID cases, including 62 in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.
There are 34 new cases in Wollongong, 20 in Shellharbour, five in Kiama, and three in Shoalhaven.
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