NSW saw 22, 275 thousand people tested in the last 24 hours, which sounds like a lot but the local government considers this number far too low.
“If we’re going to succeed in staying ahead of the COVID pandemic, testing is crucial,” NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro stated in this morning’s press conference.
He continued to plead with Western Sydney and Wollongong areas to come out and get tested as numbers in those areas have significantly dropped.
Up until 8pm last night, Sydney found 7 new cases in NSW and all 7 were linked to overseas travellers who have all been correctly quarantined.
This means that up until 8pm last night, there were 0 locally acquired cases in NSW.
But don’t celebrate yet, overnight 2 new cases popped up directly linked to the Berala BWS infection site.
These 2 cases will be added to tomorrow’s figures.
With masks now mandatory in most indoor areas, these will be enforced as of today with on the spot fines of $200 if caught not wearing one.
Hopefully, with these strict regulations, NSW will get back on track.