Health Minister Brad Hazzard told the daily COVID-19 update on Thursday there had been “no more major issues” in either Orange or Glenn Innes.
The lockdown will be lifted from midnight but residents will still be subject to ongoing restrictions.
Due to COVID-19 transmission, residents of Hilltops will continue under stay-at-home measures for a further seven days from Friday September 24.
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NSW Health implored residents across regional NSW to come forward for testing in a statement released on Thursday.
“We need all people throughout NSW to continue to come forward for testing at the first sign of even mild symptoms,” the statement read.
“High vaccination rates are also essential to reduce the risk of transmission and protect the health and safety of the community.”
Hilltops is located in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (LHD), which recorded two new coronavirus infections overnight.
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Orange currently has 20 active coronavirus cases total while Glen Innes only has two.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro previously warned regional residents were not returning to a pre-lockdown environment and just one new case could trigger a two-week lockdown.
“If there is an active case in your community, you will go back into lock down for a minimum of 14 days. That is the commitment we have made to health,” he said.
NSW recorded 1,063 local cases on Thursday and six additional deaths.
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There have now been 50,123 locally acquired cases in the state’s Delta outbreak, which first emerged on June 16.   
There are currently 1,244 COVID-19 patients in hospital, with 233 people in intensive care and 112 of those on ventilators.
State-run clinics and GPs have now administered more than nine million jabs across NSW. 

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