NSW records another 145 Covid infections, as police track protesters

New South Wales has recorded another 145 cases of coronavirus, after a mammoth weekend of testing.

Over 98,000 people came forward for testing over the 24 hours to 8.00 pm last night.

“Not only is that close, obviously to 100,000 tests but on a weekend, I want to thank everybody for taking the effort and time and responsibility to do that,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian began today’s press conference. 


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Unfortunately, 51 of them were in the community while infectious. While two deaths were recorded yesterday, meaning that eight people have passed away as a result of this outbreak.

 

It comes as NSW police try to track down thousands of people who were involved in Sydney’s protest over the weekend, which has disgusted authorities and fellow Australians alike.

Crime Stoppers has already been inundated with calls from members of the public, who are reporting those who attended the protest.

Over 10,000 reports have been received since Saturday, while 107 tickets for breaching health orders have been issued to some of those involved.

We have a Strike Force established and they will continue to investigate and chase down every individual that we can identify will be either arrested and/or given tickets for their behaviour and it is not just about whether it is an unauthorised protest, it was about the danger that they put all of us at in terms of the Delta variant.”

Police are now monitoring information that another protest has been scheduled for this coming Saturday, and are urging people not to attend.

“Can I just put this warning out now to everyone: We will be heavily policing that event,” Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said.

“We will take the ground very early. You will be arrested and protested.

“The community has spoken about that behaviour. The Premier has spoken about that behaviour and it won’t be tolerated again.”

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