NSW has recorded another 65 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with the Premier warning numbers are expected to rise again in the coming days.
It comes after it was revealed at least 35 of today’s new cases were out in the community for part or all of their infectious period.
“Based on the fact that we had 28 people infectious in the community in the last 24 hours, I am predicting that we will have higher case numbers tomorrow,” Ms Berejiklian said.
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“While the case numbers are bouncing around, we are seeing a stabilisation. They are not growing expediently. That tells us that the settings that we have in place are having an impact.”
Of the new local cases, 40 are linked to a known case or cluster, with the source of infection for 25 cases still under investigation.
There are currently 73 COVID-19 cases in hospital, with 19 people in intensive care, five who require ventilation.
More than 58,000 people in NSW came forward for testing in the past 24 hours.