NSW records BIGGEST COVID case increase of outbreak so far with 172 new infections recorded

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New South Wales has recorded another 172 cases of coronavirus as residents await an announcement on the future of Greater Sydney’s lockdown.

Of the new cases confirmed on Tuesday, at least 60 were in the community throughout their infectious period.

Another 19 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period.

The source of 87 cases remains under investigation, while 85 cases have been linked to a known case or cluster.

There are currently 169 COVID cases being treated in hospital, with 46 people in intensive care.

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Of those in ICU, 19 are being ventilated.

The result came after more than 84,000 people came forward for tests in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday.

Venue of concern

Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Jeremy McAnulty said health authorities were particularly concerned about one venue in south west Sydney.

Anyone who attended Campsie Centre shopping mall from Wednesday, July 14 to Saturday, July 24 is now considered a close contact.

Those people must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days.

This is a developing story. More to come.

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