NSW Health has announced a man in his 60s who had COVID-19 died at home in the Southern Highlands.
In an address this morning, NSW chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said the case had been referred to the coroner as the man tested positive after his death, with more details to come.
"Please get vaccinated, please get tested early and seek help when you need it," she said.
NSW Health has been notified of the deaths of five people who had COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
There have been 131 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since June 16, and 187 in total since the start of the pandemic.
There are currently 1071 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 177 people in intensive care, 67 require ventilation.
On Thursday, September 2 the Wingecarribee Shire recorded five positive cases.
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