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The NSW regional towns of Orange and Glen Innes are coming out of lockdown.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the stay-at-home orders for Glen Innes in the Northern Tablelands and Orange in the Central Tablelands will no longer apply from midnight.
"I am pleased to be saying today, there's no more major issues in Orange or Glen Innes so they will come out of the current lock down arrangements.
"There will be still standard restrictions and precautionary measures but they will be out and back to a more normal life as of midnight tonight," he said on Thursday.
Stay-at-home orders for Hilltops Local Government areas, including Young, will be extended for a further seven days from Friday due to ongoing transmission of COVID-19 in the area.
On Wednesday Lismore in the north and Albury in the south were released from stay-at-home orders at midnight, after no new cases were reported in the regions since they were locked down on September 16.
Several local council areas in the state's west including Gilgandra and Brewarrina were also freed from lockdown at midnight after going 14 days without any new COVID cases.
Mr Hazzard said restrictions will also ease on Saturday in Narromine in western NSW, provided the town has no cases of sewage detections before then.
"The folks of Narromine can know if there are no major issues in their area by Saturday night, midnight, they will come out of that arrangement," he said.
NSW Chief Deputy Health Officer Marianne Gale urged people living around Grafton in the northern rivers region to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.
"We have had positive sewage detected there and we're not currently aware of any cases living in that catchment area," she said.
"If you live in the Grafton area, we particularly encourage you to be vigilant for symptoms, please get tested, please get vaccinated."
The Byron Shire and Tweed council areas in the northern rivers went back into lockdown on Tuesday after a COVID positive woman who was working on a reality TV show travelled to the region on Saturday.
She was charged with breaching public health orders after allegedly breaching conditions of her permit when she went to pubs and shops in Byron Bay and Kingscliff without checking in.
Kempsey on the mid-north coast is also in lockdown after four positive cases this week - two in Coffs Harbour and the other two in Kempsey.
Of the 1063 COVID-19 cases reported to 8pm on Wednesday: 65 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven, 64 are from Nepean Blue Mountains, 41 are from the Hunter New England, 32 are from Central Coast, 11 are from western NSW, seven are from the far west, two are from Murrumbidgee Local Health District, two are from southern NSW and one is from northern NSW, one is from the mid-north coast LHD.