NSW Health has reported another 124 new local COVID infections over the past 24 hours:
NSW recorded 124 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. pic.twitter.com/4y3TvoDUpF
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) July 22, 2021
Of these locally acquired cases, 67 are linked to a known case or cluster – 45 are household contacts and 22 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 57 cases is under investigation.
Thirty-seven cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 22 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Forty-eight cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 17 cases remains under investigation.
There are now 121 COVID infected people in hospital with 29 in ICU.
For comparative purposes, the next chart plots NSW’s current outbreak against Victoria’s Winter-Spring outbreak last year, which saw Melbourne locked down for 14 weeks:
Judging by Victoria’s outbreak, it could take several more weeks before NSW’s daily cases peak.
There are now around 1450 active recorded COVID cases in NSW:
It is shaping up as another long COVID winter.
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