NSW has recorded 262 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm. This is the third day in a row the state has seen increases in numbers with 212 cases recorded on November 16, and 231 on Wednesday, November 17. The state's population aged 16 years and over is now 91.4 per cent fully vaccinated, while 94.3 per cent have had their first dose. In those aged 12-15 years of age, 74.2 per cent are fully vaccinated while 80.7 per cent have had a single dose. There are 199 COVID-19 patients in hospital, while 29 are in ICU. Yesterday, 80,402 tests were conducted, which is down on the previous day's total of 88,104. NSW Health will release more details on today's cases at 11am. READ MORE: Yesterday, the highest number of new cases came from the South Western Sydney Local Health District where 60 COVID-19 cases were recorded. The second-highest number of cases were recorded in the Hunter New England LHD with 44, while third was Western Sydney LHD with 35.