NSW Health has recorded a record high 179 locally acquired COVID cases over the past 24 hours:
NSW recorded 172 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Of these locally acquired cases, 85 are linked to a known case or cluster – 66 are household contacts and 19 are close contacts – the source of infection for 87 cases is under investigation pic.twitter.com/yS2PLDxXKw
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) July 27, 2021
Of these 172 locally acquired cases, 85 are linked to a known case or cluster – 66 are household contacts and 19 are close contacts – the source of infection for 87 cases is under investigation.
65 of these locally acquired cases are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 54 are from Western Sydney LHD, 27 are from Sydney LHD, 12 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 11 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD.
There are currently 169 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 46 people in intensive care, 19 of whom require ventilation.
The next chart tracks NSW’s current outbreak with Victoria’s Winter-Spring outbreak last year:
If NSW follows Victoria’s trajectory, new virus cases won’t peak for another 12 days.
NSW now has over 2,100 active local COVID cases and are still a long way from peaking:
Hopefully the weekend’s protests won’t worsen the situation.