There were no new COVID-19 cases recorded in Lithgow up to 8pm Sunday night, October 17.
Active cases in Lithgow have decreased from 17 to 12 as 22 people have recovered from the virus.
Figures from October 11, place the Lithgow local government area at 88 per cent first dose vaccination and 72.5 per cent second dose vaccination.
This is promising, but Lithgow Council has noted the rate is slowing and is urging residents to book their first or second doses as soon as they can.
Up to 8pm last night there has been 0 new positive Covid-19 cases identified across our electorate.
But NSW recorded 265 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
One new case was acquired overseas, and seven cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 71,469.
NSW Health is reporting the deaths of five people with COVID-19, four women and one man.
A woman in her 30s from the Cessnock area died at John Hunter Hospital. She was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions.
A man in his 50s from Sydney's Inner West died at Concord Hospital. He was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions.
A woman in her 60s from Sydney's Inner West died at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She was not vaccinated.
A woman in her 70s from south western Sydney died at Concord Hospital. She had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions.
A woman in her 80s from the Wollongong area died at Wollongong Hospital. She had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions.
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