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.
This drastic rise, which is representative of how quickly outbreaks of coronavirus can occur, is cause for concern for many of Australia's top infectious disease experts and doctors.
Here's what the doctors are saying about Australia's future.
The fears of doctors.
The warnings expressed by doctors for what the future of coronavirus may bring are bleak.
Physician and former Australian Medical Association vice president Dr Stephen Parnis told A Current Affair on Wednesday he is worried "that NSW could be where Melbourne was four, five, six weeks ago".