Covid positive test rate in NSW jumps to 6.5%, highest since start of pandemic
After easing of restrictions in mid-October, positive result rate hovered at 0.5% or below
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The Covid positive test rate in New South Wales has risen to 6.5%, the highest since the pandemic began.
The positivity rate is up from 1.73% a week ago and 0.71% a fortnight ago, a figure some epidemiologists say is likely to mean a proportion of cases are going undetected.