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NSW records more than 9000 COVID-19 cases, four deaths

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NSW has recorded 9,036 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths in the 24 hours to 4pm.

There are 1,377 COVID-19 patients in hospital, with 59 in ICU.

Hospitalisation numbers are similar to yesterday, when 1377 patients were being cared for with 58 in ICU.

Of the new cases, 5,006 came from positive rapid antigen tests while 4,030 came from PCR testing.

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The state's population aged 16 years and over is 94.8 per cent double vaccinated, while 96.3 per cent have had their first COVID-19 vaccine shot.

63.1 per cent have had their third dose of vaccine.

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Those aged between 12 and 15 years are 79.5 per cent double vaccinated, while 83.1 per cent have had their first dose.

Of those aged 5 to 11 years old, 50 per cent have had their first vaccine dose.

NSW Health will release further details of today's cases at 11am.

NSW records 10,954 COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths on May 14, 2022. Picture: File

NSW records 10,954 COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths on May 14, 2022. Picture: File

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