Covid NSW: Man in his 30s dies from Covid-19 as outbreak spreads

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A man in his 30s has died from Covid-19, as NSW records its second consecutive day of case numbers exceeding 300.

The man from northern Sydney died at the Northern Beaches Hospital. According to NSW Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant, he was unvaccinated and had "significant underlying health conditions".

His death, along with a man in his 90s who passed away at Concord Hospital, brings the number of Covid related deaths in NSW from this outbreak to 34.

A man wearing PPE outside a patient transport vehicle near a hospital.
A man in his 30s has died at the Northern Beaches Hospital after being diagnosed with Covid-19. Source: Getty Images

NSW recorded 344 cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, with Dubbo put in lockdown as the state's outbreak continues to spread into the regions.

During this outbreak, two people in their 30s have died and one in their 20s.

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said there are 62 Covid positive people in ICU, 16 of them are under 40 years old.

Dr Chant urged people to get vaccinated, saying it's "important" to know that out of the 62 people in ICU, 57 of them are not vaccinated and the remaining five have received one dose.

"You can see that the vaccine works," Dr Chant said on Wednesday.

"We haven't got anybody in ICU that has received the two doses of the vaccine, and even the pattern we would have expected proportionate to vaccination status, those people not to be in ICU with one dose, so even one dose does afford protection," Dr Chant said.

NSW recorded 344 cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday.

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