NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she is still intent on easing some restrictions despite the state recording five more locally acquired COVID-19 cases.
The five new cases are all linked to known clusters.
Four of the new cases have been linked to a private health clinic cluster, with three being household contacts of a case reported yesterday and one a co-worker from another clinic of the same provider.
NSW Health said today's fifth new local infection was most likely an old case acquired in August and can be linked to the Liverpool Hospital cluster.
Five returned travelers in hotel quarantine also returned positive results.
There were 12,868 people tested across the state yesterday.