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NSW reports 216 COVID cases, three deaths

NSW has recorded 216 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths after a health alert was issued for three inner Sydney gyms where 11 cases of the virus have been detected.

There are 235 people in hospital and 41 in intensive care after 95,804 tests conducted in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday.

NSW has hit the long-awaited 90 per cent full COVID-19 vaccination milestone. Some 94 per cent of people 16 and older have had one jab and 90.1 per cent of adults have had two doses.

Meanwhile, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District has been notified about 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 associated with Barry’s Bootcamp gyms at Kings Cross, Surry Hills and Martin Place.

People who attended various “classes of concern” between October 30 and November 4 are being contacted by NSW Health.

Anyone who attended any of the classes between those dates and who hasn’t been contacted by NSW Health should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result.

Under the state’s COVID-19 restrictions, gym classes are limited to 20 people.

Meanwhile, NSW is now setting its sights on a 95 per cent full vaccination coverage target.

A lockout for the state’s unvaccinated residents will end when that milestone is reached, or by December 15 at the latest.


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