NSW coronavirus death toll rises to 16, with 2580 confirmed cases across the state

The coronavirus death toll in NSW has risen to 16, with four new deaths reported overnight.

NSW has recorded 87 new COVID-19 cases, with 39 people in intensive care and more than half of those on ventilators.

At a press conference on Sunday morning, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the updated figures, current as at 8pm Saturday, brought the state total to 2580.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard provides an update on COVID-19 on Sunday. Credit:Nine News

"This is a very dangerous virus and it is still marching through our community. It has killed, at this stage in NSW, 16 people," Mr Hazzard said.

Mr Hazzard stressed that young people were not immune. He said that about one-quarter of all cases in NSW – or 565 people – were under 29, and 105 cases of people under 19.

"Take it seriously, that's my message to young people," Mr Hazzard said.

NSW Health executive director of health protection Jeremy McAnulty said there were early signs of stabilisation.

"People are coming forward and getting tested if they have the symptoms, and that has helped," Dr McAnulty said.

More to come.

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