NSW Health has recorded another 207 locally acquired COVID cases over the past 24 hours, which follows the 210 cases reported on Saturday and the 239 cases recorded on Sunday:
NSW recorded 207 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Of these locally acquired cases, 105 are linked to a known case or cluster, 92 are household contacts & 13 are close contacts, the source of infection for 102 cases is under investigation pic.twitter.com/FUKl2GTqL2
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) August 2, 2021
Of these locally acquired cases, 105 are linked to a known case or cluster, 92 are household contacts & 13 are close contacts, the source of infection for 102 cases is under investigation.
Eighty-nine cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 21 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Fifty-one cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 46 cases remains under investigation.
A 91 year old man has also died from COVID, taking total deaths this outbreak to 15.
There are currently 232 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 54 people in intensive care, 25 of whom require ventilation.
The next chart plots NSW’s current outbreak against Victoria’s winter-spring outbreak last year, which saw Melbourne shut down for 14 consecutive weeks:
If NSW was to follow Victoria’s trajectory, cases would not peak for another week.
NSW now has around 3,000 active recorded COVID cases:
At this rate, NSW’s lockdown will likely extend into September.