Record 1431 cases in NSW

New cases in NSW has surged to 1431 in the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday, up from 1288 cases the previous day and a new daily record.

Deaths also hit a high with 12 people losing their lives in the past 24 hours.

More than 827,000 have been vaccinated in the past week.

The state expects it will get 70 per cent vaccinated around the middle of October.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has reiterated that she anticipates cases to peak in the next two weeks.

“The next fortnight is likely to be our worst in terms of the number of cases, but as I have said it is not the number of cases we need to be focusing on but how many of those cases and up in our intensive care wards and hospitals and how many people we have vaccinated as quickly.”

Despite the high cases numbers, the number of people in intensive care has remained unchanged at 160, with 63 of those on ventilators.

There are 11,000 people with COVID-19 cared for by NSW health, the vast majority at home or in special health accommodation.

There are 979 cases in hospital, up from 957. Out of 160 people in ICU 127 are not vaccinated.

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