NSW records 286 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

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NSW has recorded 286 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm.

One overseas-acquired case was also recorded.

The state is sitting at 90.6 per cent of the population aged 16 years and older fully vaccinated while 94.1 per cent has had a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

There are 236 COVID-19 patients in hospital, with 34 in ICU.

Yesterday, 77,119 tests were conducted which was slightly up on the 77,009 the day prior.

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With the final COVID-19 restrictions lifted and people across the state daring to dream of travelling again, they are being promised simpler regulations if their plans are dashed.

Better Regulation and Innovation Minister Kevin Anderson said during the pandemic the government received thousands of complaints from people who unknowingly agreed to travel cancellation policies they weren't happy with.

New information standards will clearly outline key terms and conditions of travel contracts relating to cancellations, refunds and credits, processing fees and any other important exclusions.

- with Australian Associated Press

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