NSW surge to record 6394 cases, on Boxing Day
NSW has set a new record for the highest number of daily cases since the pandemic began as it reached 6394 new cases on Boxing Day (Sunday) despite a 36 per cent drop in tests on Christmas Day. It comes after the state set a previous record of 6288 infections on Saturday, up from 5612 on Friday.
There have been no new Covid-related deaths, but the latest figures released on Boxing Day have revealed there are 458 people in hospital with the virus, with 52 of those in intensive care. The state also hit its first dose vaccination goal of 95 per cent coverage on Saturday.
NSW has introduced a number of new restrictions for the holiday season to try and stem the spread of Covid.
People are now required to wear masks indoors until January 27. QR code check-ins at retail stores and hospitality venues have also been reintroduced from Boxing Day.