NSW has recorded 112 new COVID-19 cases in the community overnight, making Monday the worst day yet of the current Sydney outbreak.
So far we know 34 of those people were infectious in the community, while another 12 only isolated for part of their infectious period.
“I want to stress again, as we did yesterday, if you put yourself at risk, you’re putting your entire family, and that means extended family, as well as your closest friends and associates, at risk and the numbers are telling in that regard.”
Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant once again noted that cases are rising among young people, which sucks because many of us aren’t even eligible to get vaccinated yet.
NSW CHO Dr Kerry Chant says of the 25 people in hospital, 14 are under the age of 35.
There are 18 people are in ICU, 4 being ventilated.
One case is aged in their 20s, one in their 30s, one in their 40s, five in their 50s, six in their 60s, 3 in their 70s and one in their 80s
— Charis Chang (@CharisChang2) July 12, 2021
NSW has also brought in stricter QR code rules.
As of Monday, it’s now mandatory to check in using a QR code at the following kinds of venues: shopping centres, offices, universities, taxis and accommodation, among other places.
Right now, it’s up to Sydneysiders to get tested if showing any symptoms and, if at all possible during this clusterfuck of a rollout, get vaccinated ASAP. Young people in particular are being encouraged to speak to their GP about getting the AstraZeneca jab.
Three new vaccination clinics across Sydney – in Fairfield, the CBD and Macquarie Fields – should be up and running later this month with an expected capacity of 47,000 jabs per week between them.
“Even one dose of vaccine is worthwhile in improving your likelihood of hospitalisation,” Chant added.
“Please, even though the two doses is much more effective, even going forward and booking your first dose is worthwhile.”
Berejiklian gave a grim warning for anyone not taking the rules seriously: “If you get the virus, the next people who will get it will be those you love the most. That is a fact.”