Premier Gladys Berejiklian says New South Wales has recorded 110 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 with 43 infectious in the community following a record 83,477 tests.
“Can I thank the nearly 84,000 people that came forward to testing in the last 24 hours,” she said.
“That is the highest number New South Wales has ever had in a single day and I especially want to thank the community of Fairfield for coming out in large numbers, but also to everybody who put themselves forward for testing.
"As a result of this record testing, we did have 110 cases to 8:00pm yesterday.
“That is a high number but a number which reflects the high amount of testing that we had.
“What is concerning, however, is that 43 people in those number of cases were infectious in the community.
“We have done well to stem the growth that other countries around the world have seen with the Delta strain.
“What we need to do now is quash it, because with the vaccination rates the way they are, we won’t be able to live freely and safely unless we’re able to quash this current outbreak.”