NSW Health has just reported another 110 new local COVID cases over the past 24 hours:
NSW recorded 110 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. pic.twitter.com/chClsCVlcl
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) July 21, 2021
Of these locally acquired cases, 54 are linked to a known case or cluster – 40 are household contacts and 14 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 56 cases is under investigation.
Thirty-seven cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 17 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Forty-three cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 13 cases remains under investigation.
There are currently 106 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 23 people in intensive care, 11 of whom require ventilation.
For comparative purposes, the next chart plots NSW’s daily case numbers against Victoria’s Winter-Spring outbreak last year, which saw Melbourne locked-down for 14 consecutive weeks:
NSW now has more than 1300 active infections. Below shows how NSW is tracking against Victoria’s outbreak last year:
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