Three more people have died from COVID-19 in NSW as the State recorded 1164 new cases overnight - down from the 1290 announced a day earlier.
Three more deaths were recorded - a woman in her 50s, a man in his 80s and a man in his 90s. That takes the outbreak's total death toll to 96.
Authorities said 143 people are in intensive care, 53 of them on ventilators and more than 800 in hospital.
NSW correctional facilities are all in lockdown after an alarming outbreak. A massive 43 cases of COVID-19 were reported at Parklea Correctional Centre to 8pm on Monday night, bringing the total number of cases since August 18 to 75, including one health care worker.
There has also been one new case linked to the Bathurst Correctional Centre to 8pm on Monday, bringing the total number of cases there to seven. All are staff members.
NSW chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said authorities were working with Corrective Services in testing patients and staff, identifying and isolating contacts and providing immunisation to staff and inmates.
Four new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm yesterday. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 26,820.
More than 130,000 tests were conducted in the 24-hour period.
With two-thirds of the State's population having received a first dose of vaccination, Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged those yet to get the jab to make it their goal for September.
"Once we know that you've signed up to your first dose we know that you'll be getting your second dose," Ms Berejiklian said.
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