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New South Wales has recorded 1290 new local cases of COVID-19 in the last day and four more deaths.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said more than 80 per cent of the new cases live in western and south-western Sydney.

“While every day we read out the statistics, we know that behind every death there is a family and those who are mourning,” Ms Berejiklian said.

So far across the state, more than 6.8 million vaccines had been administered.

More than 157,000 tests were conducted in the 24 hours.

Pfizer rollout expanded

Earlier today, getting the Pfizer vaccine became easier for all Australians with the eligibility expanded to include everyone aged 16-39 from today.

In NSW, Pfizer had been restricted to those in that age group from hotspot local government areas only.

But that changes from this morning, however, as priority doses of the vaccine will be given to those living in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

People queue to be vaccinated for COVID-19 at the Qudos Bank Arena NSW Health Vaccination Centre on August 27, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Getty)

Health authorities are growing increasingly concerned about the Randwick and Bayside areas following a recent party in Maroubra, fearing a spike in cases as a result.

The majority of new infections remains centred within the city’s south-west and western suburbs.

Yesterday, NSW recorded 1218 new cases and six deaths, the worst day for the state and Australia as a whole since the start of the pandemic.

In a statement to 9News, United said “90 per cent of residents and employees at the home have now received COVID-19 vaccinations.”

Source: 9News

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