Sydney records 145 cases, with 51 in the community.
Sydney has recorded 145 new cases of COVID-19 to the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday night, with 51 of these infectious while in the community.
There were 98,000 tests in the past 24 hours, which NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said was a great sign for a weekend day.
NSW recorded 145 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. pic.twitter.com/TUUIDvd6SP— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) July 26, 2021
Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said the cases numbers were being driven by ongoing contact between households, as she urged everyone in Greater Sydney to not mingle between households.
As for what life will look like past July 31 - when the lockdown is currently due to end - the Premier flagged: "We hope to provide announcement or updates to the community in the next few days.
"Our mission is to keep the community as safe as possible but also make sure the community can live as freely as we can."
The CHO has asked all adults in Greater Sydney to take up the opportunity to get the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Friends remember Australia's youngest female COVID-19 victim, Adriana Takara.
A woman in her 30s who died of COVID-19 in Sydney over the weekend has been identified as a 38-year-old Brazilian national with no pre-existing medical conditions.
Adriana Takara, 38, died at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney's inner west. She deteriorated quickly after contracting the virus just 10 days ago.
An accounting student at Sydney's Kaplan Business School, Adriana is the eighth person to die from the current virus outbreak in NSW. She is also the youngest.
She said her goodbyes to family and friends in Australia and Brazil via Zoom, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
"She was healthy, happy, working, she had a boyfriend. It's shocking," a friend told the Daily Telegraph.