The Illawarra Shoalhaven's COVID-19 death toll has hit 157 since the start of January with 10 more people dying from the virus in the week ending July 9.
NSW Health data shows 35 people have died in the region over the last four reporting weeks.
During the most recent reporting period, 59 people were hospitalised in the local health district with five admitted to ICU.
There were 4,264 new COVID infections during the period while influenza cases more than halved across the region, down to 269.
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