Covid Australia daily stats update - NSW seven-day case average climbs above 400


by Josh Nicholas

17 August 2021


Both NSW and the ACT have seen huge increases in Covid testing over the past week, exacerbating the already long wait times experienced in Canberra.


But even with the increased testing, the positivity rate continues to hover around 0.3% in NSW and 0.2% in the ACT.


Of the 452 locally acquired cases in NSW, there were 30 fully and 24 partially infectious in the community. The isolation status of 297 cases remained under investigation.



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