VACCINATION rates will factor into the NSW decision on whether its lockdown will extend beyond August, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed on Monday.
NSW recorded 207 local cases in Monday's figures, down from Sunday's 239 cases when Ms Berejiklian implored Sydneysiders to make August the month in which they were vaccinated.
Chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said a Summer Hill nursing home had been subject to an outbreak on the top floor, with some residents moved out.
A man in his 90s died at Liverpool Hospital. He had received a dose of AstraZeneca in April, and was linked to an aged care outbreak in a southwestern Sydney aged care home.
"I can confirm that 83 per cent of the patients [at Summer Hill] were vaccinated, and 75 per cent of the staff," she said.
"I urge anyone in aged care to take up vaccination."
The weekend delivered bad news for thousands in the Hunter when Pfizer vaccine seconded for Sydney Year 12 students left many with appointments booked informed they would have to reschedule.
The process, which prompted an apology from Hunter New England Health on Sunday and was branded a "massive failure" by state MPs.
Asked whether it was coincidence that many seats that had lost doses were not held by the Coalition, Ms Berejiklian on Monday said "that question offend me".
She said the decision on vaccine allocation "remain health-expert-led".
"They're decisions that a health department takes," she said. "How the vaccines are allocated is not a decision that someone like myself could take.
"Our priority is to get out of this lockdown as soon as we can ... for these communities that have seen low to zero transmission, there's opportunities for them to come out of lockdown sooner.
"Reducing the number of people infectious in the community helps all of us."
Testing hit a record 117,000 on Sunday, which Ms Berejiklian said showed people were staying vigilant.
At least 50 of the newest cases were infectious in the community, Ms Berejiklian said, with workplaces and households the consistent place of transmission.
Ms Berejiklian said a combination of cases and vaccination rates would help decide what happened beyond August 29 for the lockdown in Sydney.
"It's really in our hands how we deal with the cases coming down, but also vaccinations," Ms Berejiklian said.
"Both vaccines are working very effectively. We still don't know of anyone in intensive care who has received both doses."
Ms Berejiklian also denied that factoring in vaccination was a concession that NSW would not reach zero cases before it ended the lockdown.
The latest NSW figures come as Queensland recorded 13 local cases in the numbers to 8pm on Sunday night, prompting that state's chief health officer to call for the state to "lock down harder than we have locked down before".
Its three-day lockdown, which threw Saturday's NRL clash between Newcastle and Canberra into doubt before it was rescheduled to Sunday, will now run until next weekend.
Victoria added two cases on Monday, both linked to the existing outbreak in that state.
Both had been in quarantine while infectious.
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