NSW has recorded 233 new locally-acquired cases of Covid-19 as infections in greater Sydney continue to spread.
At least 47 cases were active in the community for the entirety of their infectious period, which Premier Gladys Berejiklian said is “the number we are desperate to see reduced.”
A total of 105,000 tests were conducted in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Warnings have been issued for the Newcastle-Hunter area after sewage tests detected virus in the area.
An unvaccinated man in his 20s has died after contracting Covid-19.
The man was from south-west Sydney and died “quite suddenly,” NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
“Obviously our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“But it demonstrates again how this disease is lethal, how it affects people of all ages.”