NSW Covid hospital numbers surge 42 per cent in a week, but worst to come in October

Original article by Lucy Carroll, Lucy Cormack, Mary Ward
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: Online : 2-Sep-21

New South Wales has recorded 1,116 new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, while the state’s toll from the current outbreak has risen to 100 after another four deaths; none of them were vaccinated and they all had underlying health conditions. Some 917 people are in hospital with COVID-19 across NSW, including 150 in intensive care. The hospitalisation rate has surged in the last week, but Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned that this is likely to peak in October. However, she has reiterated that lockdown restrictions will be eased when 70 per cent of the state’s eligible population is fully vaccinated; this target is expected to be reached in mid-October.

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NEW SOUTH WALES. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET

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