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Fighting NSW COVID: Minister Victor Dominello Minister advises QR code registration may not be required in “low risk” settings

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NSW has recorded 216 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths as the state’s Minister of Customer Service says QR code connections may soon be phased out in some settings.

The new cases within 24 hours to 8 p.m. Thursday were diagnosed from 72,893 tests.

This is a decrease of 46 cases from the previous day.

Three people have died from the virus, bringing the death toll for the New South Wales pandemic to 620.

Some 196 people are hospitalized with the virus and 28 are in intensive care.

The state is approaching the 95% mark for first-dose vaccinations, with 94.3% of residents over 16 having stepped forward for at least one jab. About 91.5 percent are fully immunized.

Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello said registrations might not be required in “low risk settings”. Credit: NSW Service

Among the 12 to 15 year old age group, 74.6 percent are fully vaccinated and 80.8 percent have received at least one vaccine.

Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello said QR codes may soon be phased out in low-risk environments like cafes and shopping malls.

NSW Minister for Digital and Customer Service Victor Dominello reported some good news on the recording front.
NSW Minister for Digital and Customer Service Victor Dominello reported some good news on the recording front. Credit: BIANCA DE MARCHI/PAA

“If vaccination rates keep a high trajectory and we see lower case numbers, we can remove them in low risk environments, but as we have seen in Europe, you may need to reactivate them,” Dominello told ABC Radio on Friday morning. .

“A high risk environment would be to go to a retirement village or a retirement home where there will clearly be a need for records not only in the immediate future but in the foreseeable future.”