NSW daily COVID cases tipped to pass 100.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has issued a grim prediction that daily COVID-19 cases will hit 100 as NSW recorded its first COVID-19 death of 2021.
A 90-year-old southwest Sydney woman died on Saturday, hours after being diagnosed as COVID-positive.
She was a close contact of a locally acquired case and was believed to be unvaccinated.
Sadly, a woman in her 90s from south west Sydney died yesterday at Liverpool Hospital. She was a close contact of a locally acquired case and was tested for COVID-19 on Friday, returning a positive result early yesterday morning.— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) July 11, 2021
Her death is the first since the Bondi cluster emerged on June 16, and the first connected to COVID-19 in NSW since a man died in December.
It came as NSW recorded its highest daily total of infections of the current outbreak, with 77 new local COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday.
Of the 77 new cases, only 32 were in isolation for all of their infectious period.
The premier expects the daily record will not last long, anticipating more than 100 new local cases will be announced on Monday.
The majority of Sydney's cases are still being detected in the south-west; of the 77 cases reported in the past 24 hours, 52 of them come from south-western suburbs. #9Today @vella_lara pic.twitter.com/uCOx6tq6Rw— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) July 11, 2021