The Illawarra Shoalhaven has reached a pandemic milestone, with no new COVID-19 cases recorded in the region yesterday.
The local health district confirmed on Monday morning that the no new cases had been detected in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
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Only one new case was detected on Sunday, down from 14 cases last Thursday.
The state recorded 187 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Despite the continued low case numbers, health officials are urging the community to be vigilant for even the mildest of symptoms and to come forward for testing and vaccination.
There have been 2,467 local cases of COVID-19 in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District since the start of the current outbreak in June.
The local testing rate continues to remain steady with around 20,000 COVID-19 tests undertaken across the district per week.
As of 8pm Saturday, 11 patients being treated in hospital as a result of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the district's vaccination clinics are now offering a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine to people over the age of 18, who had their second dose at least six months ago.
More information can be found on the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District website.
Across NSW, 89.8 per cent of the state's population over the age of 16 is now fully vaccinated, and 93.9 per cent have had their first dose.
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