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NSW hits 22 days with no local coronavirus cases

NSW has recorded its 22nd consecutive day without a locally-acquired case of COVID-19 as it inches closer to the benchmark for virus elimination.

Zero local cases of coronavirus were recorded in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday from more than 10,200 tests, while four virus cases were uncovered in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

No COVID-19 patients in NSW are in intensive care.

The benchmark for local elimination of COVID-19 is 28 consecutive days without a locally-acquired case, as has been reached in Victoria.

NSW Health’s Dr Michael Douglas says the state’s residents should continue to be on alert for undetected virus transmission.

Residents should also seek to remain COVID-safe during the weekend’s heatwave.

NSW residents are reminded to remain COVID-safe during the weekend’s heatwave. Credit: AAP

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