Sumary of NSW Covid update: premier warns case numbers will keep rising after state records 124 new infections:
- New South Wales premier Gladys Berejikilian has warned Covid case numbers will continue to rise in Sydney as outbreaks emerged in three care facilities and scores of people tested positive after spending part or all of their infectious period in the community.
- NSW records 124 new cases and ‘nobody in ICU had both doses of vaccine’, premier says – videoBerejiklian said that previously, infections had mostly been among essential workers taking it homes to their households but that now “patrons [at essential businesses] are picking up the disease and taking it home to their families”.
- However Berejiklian said contact tracers were learning that Covid was spreading between households, with positive cases visiting their families in other households, something restricted under the current lockdown.
- Despite progressively tightening restrictions across Sydney since the lockdown was announced, Berejiklian said this was yet to reflect in the daily numbers, and warned she is expecting case numbers “to go up even higher” in coming days because of the growing numbers of those infectious in the community.
- Berejiklian said 55% of the Covid cases in NSW are under 55, and asked younger residents not yet eligible for a Pfizer vaccine to ask their GP for permission for the AstraZeneca vaccine.