A Wollongong woman in her 80s has become the first Illawarra resident to die with COVID-19 at Wollongong Hospital during this current outbreak.
Her death, and those of three other people, were announced on the same day NSW reported 935 new COVID cases, which represented the lowest daily increase since August 24.
Forty-five people within the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District tested positive for the virus in the 24 hours to 8pm Sunday.
These include 28 in the Wollongong local government area, 12 in Shellharbour, one in Kiama and four in Shoalhaven.
Of these, 13 are linked to known cases.
The new cases across NSW were detected from 124,650 tests, a 25 per cent increase on the day before.
Dr Kerry Chant said the Wollongong woman who died had received one dose of the vaccine and had underlying health conditions.
A 75-year-old man with COVID died at Wollongong Hospital last April.
And last month, a woman in her 80s from southwest Sydney died at Wollongong Hospital.
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