New South Wales has recorded 98 new community cases of COVID-19 despite harsher lockdown measures in parts of Greater Sydney.
The new cases come after 75,835 tests in the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday night.
The majority of the new cases were once again concentrated in southwest Sydney with 47 cases in the Fairfield area, 13 in Canterbury-Bankstown and 13 in Liverpool.
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There’s been a slight improvement in the number of people in the community while infectious with 20 of the new cases out and about for a day or more.
But New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian says that is still too high.
“That 20 number is the number we are really keen to nudge. We need to get ahead of that number in order to reduce the cases in the community and the closer we get that number to zero, the sooner we can end the lockdown,” The Premier said.
The Premier also warned it will take a bit more time before we see the harsher lockdown measures having an impact.
“Even though we have been in hard lockdown, we will not see the effect of the harsh restrictions for another four or five days. But I know they are there to be had of all of us stick together and work hard.”
The total number of cases in this outbreak has now risen to 1340.
There are 82 people being treated in hospital with 24 of those in intensive care and seven on ventilators.
Police have handed out 201 infringement notices in the last 24 hours for COVID breaches with 121 of those in regional areas of New South Wales.