NSW COVID infections surge by 35,000

NSW has recorded an extraordinary 35,054 new COVID-19 infections alongside eight deaths:

By comparison, Victoria has recorded 17,636 new COVID infections and 11 deaths:

The next chart plots cases since the beginning of the Delta wave last winter. You can clearly see the extraordinary breakout in Omicron cases across both jurisdictions:

Active cases have also soared:

Hospitalisations are soaring, especially across NSW:

Deaths are also beginning to creep higher:

Given the difficulties in getting tested, the true number of cases is likely far higher.

COVID is now becoming endemic.

Unconventional Economist

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