NSW has recorded 170 new locally-acquired cases of Covid-19 as infections in greater Sydney continue to surge.
At least 42 cases were active in the community for the entirety of their infectious period.
“That is the number we want to see come down in order for us to have that level of freedom that all of us are desperately wanting to have,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
Up to 95,000 tests were conducted in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Ms Berejiklian said the state authorities expect the case numbers to “bounce around”, despite today’s cases being significantly lower than Thursday’s.