BATHURST has had no new COVID cases and doubled its daily testing numbers, according to the NSW Government's latest update.
It followed two new cases for Bathurst to 8pm on Wednesday and three new cases announced for the 24-hour period before, all three of which were household contacts.
It also follows the announcement that Bathurst, and other councils in the Central Tablelands and Central West, will remain in lockdown as other parts of regional NSW open up in a limited way this weekend.
The NSW Government's 11am update said there were 28 new cases in the Western NSW Local Health District to 8pm on Thursday.
One of those new cases was in Bathurst's neighbour Blayney.
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There were 255 daily tests for Bathurst on Wednesday, but Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said that had risen to 507 tests on Thursday.
The state added 1542 new COVID cases in the 24 hours to 8pm Thursday and now has 207 cases in intensive care, 89 of whom require ventilation.
There were nine deaths in the 24-hour reporting period, seven of them in Sydney, one on the Central Coast and one a man in his 30s from Nepean-Blue Mountains.
A Western NSW Local Health District-Australian Defence Force walk-in vaccination clinic, which opened at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Monday morning, will have longer hours and more capacity during its last day on Saturday.
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