NSW Health has reported another 170 new COVID infections over the past 24 hours:
NSW recorded 170 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
77 are linked to a known case or cluster – 61 are household contacts and 16 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 93 cases is under investigation. pic.twitter.com/2h8hq14zyt
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) July 30, 2021
Sixty-five cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and ten cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Forty-two cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 53 cases remains under investigation.
There are currently 187 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 58 people in intensive care, 24 of whom require ventilation.
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:
If Victoria’s trajectory was replicated in NSW, daily cases would not peak for another nine days.
NSW’s active COVID cases are approaching 2,700 and are still well away from peaking:
At this rate, NSW probably won’t come out of lockdown until mid-September.