New South Wales authorities are very pleased with coronavirus diagnosis numbers overnight, after a big spike in testing.
More than 3,200 tests were conducted over the last 24 hours, up from just over 1,000 the day before.
There have been just 11 cases confirmed, and no new deaths.
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The last few days, case numbers in the state had remained relatively low, though authorities were taking those diagnosis’ with caution due to the low number of testing.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says these numbers are much better, but is hoping to continue increasing testing.
“This is a very positive outcome, because we know the more people with symptoms or people who think they might have the virus get tested, the better we can get a handle on the spread and control the spread.
“So thank you to all of you who took up our message – especially in those specific suburbs that we identified.
“But also can I stress, that if you happen to work in any industry where you’re in contact with a lot of people, especially if you’re looking after vulnerable people, even if you don’t live in those suburbs that we’ve identified,” Premier Berejiklian said.
The suburbs identified earlier this week include Penrith, Liverpool, Randwick, Waverley, Woollahra, Blacktown, Cumberland, Westmead, Ryde, Manning and Lake Macquarie.
Authorities are concerned that there is a heightened risk of community transmission in those areas.