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Premier declares national emergency

NSW is facing a “national emergency” with Covid-19 infections continuing to increase, says Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
NSW recorded 136 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Of these locally acquired cases, 77 are linked to a known case or cluster – 65 are household contacts and 12 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 59 cases is under investigation.
Fifty-three cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 17 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Fifty-three cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 13 cases remains under investigation.
There have been 1,782 locally acquired cases reported since June 16, when the first case in the Bondi cluster was reported.
There are currently 137 Covid-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 32 people in intensive care, 14 of whom require ventilation.
There were 86,620 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 85,185.