NSW records highest COVID cases in 10 weeks

New South Wales has recorded another increase in COVID-19 cases with 804 detected overnight, the highest number since early October.

That’s up from 536 on Monday with predictions case numbers will hit 1000 a day by Christmas.

The state also reported one new death on Tuesday.


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There are currently 168 people being treated in hospitals across the state with 21 of those in ICU.

NSW Health confirmed on Monday that 65 cases of the Omicron strain had been detected across the state.

But Infectious Diseases Expert Professor Sanjaya Senanayake warns we’re yet to see the full impact of the new variant.

“So this is people with Delta mainly who are getting together in large groups because it’s that time of year and we do expect an increase in cases, so people just need to be careful,” Professor Senanayake told Nine.

There are also concerns about the growing number of cases in Newcastle with 84 confirmed infections linked to Argyle House Nightclub.

Almost 700 people who attended the club have been identified as close contacts and have been forced into isolation.

Health officials are expecting the number of cases linked to the club to rise.

Meantime, Victoria has recorded 1189 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths.

There are currently 364 people in hospital with COVID including 44 on ventilators.