Omicron continues to wash through NSW and VIC

NSW recorded another 15,091 new COVID cases over the past 24 hours, alongside another 24 deaths:

Victoria recorded 11,695 new COVID cases and 17 deaths:

Daily cases continue to retrace from recent highs:

Active cases are also falling:

Hospitalisations also appear to be moving past their peak:

The bad news is that COVID deaths continue to mount, since these lag cases:

Nevertheless, the signs are that NSW and Victoria are moving through the worst of the Omicron outbreak. It will be interesting to watch whether the return to school next week throws a spanner in the works.

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