NSW reported a record 919 new cases on Wednesday, a jump from 753 yesterday and an increase over the weekend’s spate of record breaking days in the 800s.
There were also two deaths, a woman in her 30s – reported yesterday – a man in his 80s.
Authorities are keeping tight-lipped on the woman who died after testing positive to COVID-19. She was a young mother. But they have revealed she was offered specialist healthcare accommodation.
The man in his 80s was fully vaccinated and had underlying health conditions. He was infected at an aged care facility.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian is pushing ahead with offering freedoms for the fully vaccinated next month.
Health experts say people who are experiencing breathlessness and dizziness should call an ambulance and not delay care for COVID-19.
Vaccinated people should still act as if they and others outside their home have the virus.
People with no symptoms, who haven’t been to exposure sites and don’t live in hotspots should not get tested to avoid straining the stressed testing system.