NSW Covid Cases Hit 50 With 47 Cases Hospitalised
Numbers expected to increase
As Greater Sydney faces new and tightened Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, the number of locally acquired cases continues to rise.
Within the last 24 hours, 50 new cases have been reported in NSW which is the highest number of cases since the latest outbreak began in June. These numbers follow news that the list of close contacts has doubled to a concerning 14,000.
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As the numbers continue to rise, Premier Gladys Berejiklian expressed concern that at least 37 of these cases were active within the community while infectious.
"The only conclusion we can draw is that things are going to get worse before they get better."
- Premier Gladys Berejiklian
While the active case numbers mount, 47 known cases are in hospital with one teenager and 15 others in intensive care.
At least 29 of the latest cases have come from south-west Sydney.
According to NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant, these frightening cases reflect that all age groups are vulnerable to the virus.
"I think it is a salient lesson that COVID can impact across all age groups," Chant said.
Of the cases admitted to intensive care, none have been vaccinated.
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