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NSW records 30,062 new COVID-19 cases

NSW has recorded 30,062 new COVID-19 infections today. Sixteen more people have died with the virus.

There are 1927 people in hospital, 151 of whom are in intensive care.

Ambulances at RPA Hospital Emergency in Sydney.
Ambulances at RPA Hospital Emergency in Sydney. (Anna Kucera)

It comes after the state recorded 45,098 cases yesterday from just under 117,000 tests.

As infection numbers continue to rise, with Australia expected to reach the one million mark in coming days, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd is reminding all Australians everyone will likely become infected with one of the strains of coronavirus.

“Many of us will test positive for COVID-19 over the coming days and weeks if we haven’t already done so,” Professor Kidd said today.

Professor Kidd suggested people should be prepared ahead of inevitably becoming infected with the virus.

“Make sure you have paracetamol or ibuprofen at home in case you’re diagnosed,” he said.

“It’s important to be prepared, because you won’t be able to go to your supermarket or pharmacy if you’re diagnosed.”

Premier Dominic Perrottet will address the media today on the state’s COVID-19 situation at midday today.

NSW introduced new restrictions yesterday, with singing or dancing no longer allowed at hospitality venues, except for performers at weddings, and non-urgent elective surgery postponed.

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