NSW, Vic record 50 new deaths, 53,000 COVID cases

New South Wales has recorded another 32 COVID-related deaths, taking its toll for the pandemic to 951.

It follows the deaths of 36 people on Tuesday.

The state also recorded a further 32,297 positive tests in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday.


That includes more than 10,000 positive rapid antigen tests from the previous seven days.

There has been a slight increase in the number of people in hospital with 2863 patients being treated, up from 2850.

There are now 217 people in ICU, up from 209.

Meantime, Victoria has recorded 20,769 new COVID-19 cases along with 18 deaths.

The state currently has 1173 people in hospital.

There are 125 patients in ICU with 42 being ventilated.