NSW Health has reported a record 239 new locally acquired COVID infections over the past 24 hours:
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) July 29, 2021
Of these locally acquired cases, 113 are linked to a known case or cluster – 88 are household contacts and 25 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 126 cases is under investigation.
Eighty-one cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 22 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Sixty-six cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 70 cases remains under investigation.
Two more deaths were reported, both elderly.
182 COVID-infected people are in hospital with 54 in ICU.
The next chart plots NSW’s current outbreak against Victoria’s Winter-Spring outbreak last year, which saw Melbourne shut down for 14 consecutive weeks:
As a comparison, Victoria’s daily infections did not peak for another 10 days.
Finally, the next chart plots active cases across both jurisdictions with NSW surpassing 2500:
NSW is looking at another 6 weeks of lockdown based on these numbers.
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