NSW has recorded 1,599 new local Covid cases and eight more deaths overnight.
NSW has now administered a total of eight million vaccinations, as the state works towards a 70 per cent rate which will trigger the end of lockdown and is expected in mid-October.
A total of 77 per cent of the entire adult population have now received one jab while and 44.5 per cent are fully vaccinated.
In total 114,000 people were given a jab yesterday in NSW and 147,000 tests were conducted.
Of the eight deaths, one was a person in their 30s who died at home in western Sydney. He tested positive after his death.
The other deaths include: A man in his 70s from Western Sydney, a man in his 40s who tested positive after he died, a man in his 70s from Western Sydney, a woman in her 80s from Sydney’s south, a man in his 80s from south-western Sydney, a woman in her 80s from south-western Sydney and a man in his 50s from Western Sydney.
Since the start of the Delta outbreak, there have now been 42,000 COVID-19 cases.
A total of 1164 people are in hospital with the virus, with 221 in intensive care and 94 being kept alive by ventilators.
Asked if he was concerned people will flock to the beach in Sydney amid temperatures pushing 30C, Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said “no”.
“No, I am concerned about people who are not vaccinated,” he said. “Fresh air we know is the safest place to be at the present time.”
He said 900 people are being cared for in “health hotels”.
They are often used for people who can’t isolate from other family members.
Most people are catching the virus at home, with work the second most common place transmission occurs.
Western and south-western Sydney remain the main hotspots for the virus.
“So again, a message to the broader community is, please go and get vaccinated. You are doing it for yourself, for your family and for the broader community,” Mr Hazzard said.