On Wednesday, Australia recorded 502 new cases of COVID-19 – the single largest daily number of cases in the country since the pandemic began.
In fact, almost 2,500 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Australia over the past week alone.
The bulk of those cases have come from Victoria, but there is a concerning rise in cases in NSW.
On Thursday, NSW recorded 19 new cases of coronavirus, one of whom is a one-year-old child from the Hunter region. The majority of the cases are locally acquired, indicating a worrying trend similar to that experienced by Victoria a few weeks ago.