/ 15 September 2021

NSW looks to flatten the curve

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

After hitting a record high of new local COVID cases on Saturday with 1,603, the state has reported a fall each day since. In fact, yesterday’s 1,127 new COVID cases was the lowest daily report for 13 days. That prompted questions yesterday about whether the outbreak’s peak has been reached as NSW’s second wave passed 40,000 cases since late June. NSW Health’s Dr Jeremy McAnulty said it’s still “too early to know” if that’s the case, but epidemiologists say the signs are promising. Meanwhile, Victoria recorded 445 new cases and 2 deaths yesterday. Some experts say lockdown fatigue is behind rising case numbers, which are growing at about twice the rate of NSW at a similar stage of its Delta outbreak. And ACT – soz but you’re in lockdown for another 4 weeks after 22 new cases were reported yesterday.

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