NSW has recorded another surge in COVID cases, with another 1742 cases recorded over the past 24 hours; although there were zero deaths:
Victoria’s cases also rose by 1622 with another nine lives also lost:
The next chart plots the spike in daily cases across both jurisdictions:
Active cases have also surged in NSW:
NSW’s Reff has soared to 2.33 – the highest since the pandemic began:
Whereas Victoria’s Reff is also above 1.0 at 1.08:
The good news is that hospitalisations are running well below prior peaks and are yet to spike:
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard yesterday said modelling by the University of NSW suggests that the state could potentially have 25,000 new cases daily by the end of January; although he stressed that the state’s health system can cope with a surge in cases.
Should be an interesting Christmas.