NSW has recorded 863 cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths.
Three cases were acquired overseas.
In the 24 hours to 8pm yesterday 120,281 tests were received.
Of the newly announced deaths, eight are men and seven are women.
Two people were in their 40s, two were in their 50s, four people were in their 60s, three people were in their 70s, one in their 80s, and three people were in their 90s.
One person was fully vaccinated against COVID.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said people in regional areas must understand the importance of getting tested and vaccinated.
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Two new cases were recorded in northern NSW, 94 new cases in Illawarra, 55 new cases in the Hunter, 23 new cases on the Central Coast, 24 new cases in Western NSW, 18 cases were recorded in Southern NSW, two new cases in Snowy Monaro, five in the Far West and three in the Mid North Coast.
Two cases were reported in Murrumbidgee.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District confirmed two more COVID positive patients are being cared for at Wagga Base Hospital, the people live outside the region.
In addition, a Queensland truck driver tested positive at Tweed Heads.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said from October 11 aged care residents are able to welcome two fully vaccinated visitors per day.
NSW is at 86.2 per cent first dose and 61.7 per cent second dose vaccination.
Ms Berejiklian said the state's hospitalisation and ICU rate was tracking under what was predicted in modelling.
Ms Berejiklian issued a 'cautious warning' to everyone to avoid complacency between 11 October and 80 per cent second dose so the state avoids a surge in cases and hospitalisation beyond what the health system can manage.
Victoria reported a record 950 new cases of COVID in the 24 hours to midnight, and seven deaths.
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