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Covid transmission is surging across a locked-down New South Wales, with the state setting a new daily case record of 633, as well as three deaths, and the premier, Gladys Berejiklian, delivering a bleak warning that “we haven’t seen the worst of it”.
Health authorities are particularly concerned about the movements of people while potentially infectious – just 94 of the new cases reported on Wednesday were isolating throughout their infectious period, with as many as 509 cases infectious in the community.