NSW, Vic record 33,000 new COVID cases, 58 deaths

There’s been an increase in new COVID-19 cases in New South Wales, with hospitalisations also rising significantly overnight.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 18,512 new COVID-19 infections, up from 15,091 the day before.

Of the new cases up to 8pm yesterday, 9,422 were from PCR tests, while 9,090 were from positive rapid tests, with 8,242 of those from tests over the last seven days.


Sadly, the state has also recorded a further 29 deaths.

There has been a jump in hospitalisations, with the total number of people being treated for the virus in hospital now 2,943.

That’s an increase of 127 people from yesterday.

As a result, the NSW Government has confirmed that restrictions currently in place across the state will be extended for another month.

Meantime, Victoria has also recorded an increase in new cases, with 14,836 new infections today, up from 11,695 yesterday.

The state also recorded a further 29 deaths.

There are now 183,154 active cases across Victoria, with 1,057 in hospital, including 119 in intensive care.