Sumary of Parts of NSW celebrate end of lockdown:
- There worse is yet to come in many of the locked-down areas, with cases expected to peak in the next week, putting significant strain on hospitals and ambulances.
- NSW ambulances are already enduring a daily level of demand typical of New Year’s Eve as they transport hundreds of suspected COVID-19 patients each day.
- Some 3500 people diagnosed with or suspected of having the virus were transported by ambulances in NSW in the past two weeks, NSW Ambulance Commissioner Dominic Morgan told reporters on Friday.
- The number of new locally-acquired cases reported remains high too, with 1542 testing positive to the virus in the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday.