Things have gone from bad to worse in NSW, with the state recording another 44 local COVID cases overnight taking the total case count to around 420:
NSW recorded 44 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. pic.twitter.com/Z7g7eyzT2d
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) July 9, 2021
Of the 44 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 21 are from south-west Sydney, eight are from south-east Sydney and seven are from western Sydney. Transmission in these areas continues to be of great concern.
There are now 285 cases directly linked to known cases in the Bondi cluster. There are 37 cases that have not been directly linked to a known case or cluster, with a further 117 who are linked to these 37 unlinked cases.
There are currently 43 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 10 people in intensive care, four of whom require ventilation.
The next chart plots this outbreak against the prior two episodes:
A three week lockdown is looking increasingly optimistic. As a Melburnian, I feel Sydneysiders’ pain.