Today’s COVID cases were a continuation of recent trends, with Victoria’s COVID outbreak continuing to worsen while NSW’s improves.
Victoria recorded 1890 new locally acquired COVID cases – the second highest daily count on record – alongside five deaths:
Reported yesterday: 1,890 new local cases and 0 cases acquired overseas.
– 39,861 vaccines administered
– 74,105 test results received
– Sadly, 5 people with COVID-19 have died
— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) October 9, 2021
By contrast, NSW’s daily COVID cases fell to 477, although six people died:
NSW recorded 477 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
One new case was acquired overseas and one was acquired interstate in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 68,523. pic.twitter.com/BxIEptA3RR
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) October 10, 2021
The next chart plots the sharp divergence in daily cases across the two states:
Active cases are also tracking in opposite directions:
2.550% of tests across Victoria over the past 24 hours came back positive, according to COVIDBaseAU:
By contrast, only 0.556% of tests in NSW came back positive:
Victoria’s Reff is 1.25, meaning cases will continue to rise:
By contrast, NSW’s Reff is just 0.77: