Dr Chant held the daily coronavirus briefing via a Facebook livestream, the day after newly appointed Premier Dominic Perrottet unveiled changes to the state’s reopening roadmap.
Mr Perrottet’s announcement came after his first full day in the state’s top job, where he discussed the roadmap with Health Minister Brad Hazzard, Minister for Jobs Stuart Ayres and Dr Chant.
Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant announced the daily coronavirus cases in New South Wales on Friday. Picture: Getty Images
The Premier was grilled by journalists as to whether NSW Health authorities, including Dr Chant, agreed with the easing of restrictions in the roadmap.
“Dr Chant and the Health team are members of the crisis Cabinet and will continue to also be members of the subcommittee moving forward,” he said.
Mr Perrottet also told Thursday’s press conference he and Dr Chant have a “great relationship”.
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The 11 deaths reported on Friday include two women and nine men. Two were in their 50s, one was in their 60s, four were in their 70s and four were in their 80s.
Of the fatalities, five were from south-western Sydney, three were from western Sydney, one was from south-eastern Sydney, one was from Sydney’s inner city and one was from Sydney’s lower north shore.
Seven people were not vaccinated, three had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and one was fully vaccinated.
A man in his 80s was a resident at Allity Beechwood Aged Care Facility, where he contracted the virus. It is the fourth death linked to an outbreak at this facility.

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