NSW has recorded 97 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with authorities admitting they are concerned about the emergence of unlinked cases.
Of today’s new cases, 63 are linked to a known case or cluster, while the source of infection for 34 cases remains under investigation.
Concerningly, the number of people still out and about in the community is continuing to rise, with 29 of today’s new cases infectious in the community.
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While 17 others were in isolation for only part of their infectious period.
It brings the total number of people who have been diagnosed with the virus since the latest outbreak began in Sydney to 1,026.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian again warned that tomorrow’s numbers will likely be greater than today due to the high number of people who have been infectious in the community.
She warned that the state would not be afraid to introduce tougher restrictions if people continue to flout the rules.
There are currently 75 COVID-19 cases in hospital, with 18 people in intensive care, five of whom require ventilation.
The state hit a new daily testing record overnight, with more than 77,587 people coming forward to be swabbed in the past 24 hours.