NSW Health has reported another 97 local COVID cases over the past 24 hours:
NSW recorded 97 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. pic.twitter.com/FxVPjCCKee
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) July 16, 2021
Of these locally acquired cases, 63 are linked to a known case or cluster – 49 are household contacts and 14 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 34 cases remains under investigation.
Forty-six cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 17 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Twenty-nine cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of five cases remains under investigation.
Of the 97 locally acquired cases, 67 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 14 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, nine are from Western Sydney LHD, five are from Sydney LHD, one is from Northern Sydney LHD and one is from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD.
There are currently 75 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 18 people in intensive care, five of whom require ventilation.
There are currently over 900 active local infections recorded in NSW:
The next chart plots NSW’s current outbreak against Victoria’s Winter-Spring outbreak in 2020:
Hopefully, NSW’s cases are peaking.