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NSW records drop in daily COVID cases to 1083 but 13 deaths

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated September 19 2021 - 2:40am, first published 1:20am

More than one in six NSW children aged 12 to 15 have received a first COVID-19 vaccine dose.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.