NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she is “expecting the case numbers to go up even higher” after the state recorded 124 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 with 48 infectious in the community.
The 124 cases were picked up from 85,185 tests undertaken in the previous 24 hours.
“Now, given that number of infectious in the community, I’m expecting case numbers to go up even higher,” she said.
“So it’s extremely positive that 85,000 people have come forward to get tested.
“It’s a new record in New South Wales but regrettably what that has done is uncover more positive results and uncover a very high rate of results – at least 48 who were infectious during that time in the community.
“There’s no doubt, again, that we anticipate case numbers will continue to go up before they start coming down and we need to brace ourselves for that.”