New South Wales has seen another 112 coronavirus cases diagnosed overnight, the biggest daily increase since April 2020.
Of those 112 cases of the highly infectious Delta strain, 34 cases were believed to be active in the community throughout their whole infectious period.
Most of the new cases are family and friends on confirmed infections, and a ‘vast majority’ have come from the Fairfield LGA in Sydney’s southwest.
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Around 48,000 tests were conducted over the last 24 hours to 8.00pm last night.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian continues to plead with people to stay at home at all costs, and says the lockdown is likely to be extended past this Friday.
“That is the number that we need to see as close to zero as possible before health will advise the Government that the lockdown can end,” she said on Monday morning.
It comes as Victorian officials confirm that a positive case recently travelled over the border for work purposes.
It’s understood that a removalist from Sydney came to Victoria last Thursday, stayed the night, then travelled to South Australia the next day.
Once he returned to Sydney, he tested positive, with health officials believing he was in Victoria while infectious.
Exposure sites will be confirmed throughout the day.
Victoria has already acted swiftly by putting in place a hard border closure to all of New South Wales and the ACT overnight.
Meantime, Queensland is still yet to introduce tougher border measures, saying they are closely monitoring the situation.