New South Wales has recorded 11 new, locally-acquired cases of COVID-19 over 24-hours and 14 in total, surpassing the number of new cases in Victoria.
The number of new cases recorded in Victoria dropped below 10 once again, with the state confirming 7 new coronavirus cases.
A cluster traced back to Chadstone Shopping Centre is now linked to over 40 cases, including several in regional Victoria.
While the number of new cases in New South Wales may have jumped, the 31 active cases in the state still sits well below Victoria’s 182.
In spite of the growing number of new cases in NSW, South Australia’s borders with the state remain effectively open with those arriving into SA not required to complete a 14-day quarantine.
Meanwhile, the state’s border with Victoria remains effectively shut to all but exempted travellers.
Of the situation, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said: “This is the most concerned we’ve been.”