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New COVID numbers hit 77: one death in NSW

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian may have to extend the lockdown.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian may have to extend the lockdown.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced another day of growing COVID-19 numbers, including one death, as the state's coronavirus crisis worsens.

NSW recorded 77 new cases overnight, 33 of which were in the community while infectious.

The Premier pointed out that of the 77 new cases, more than 50 had contracted the virus from close family members.

She also said she would be shocked if new COVID cases did not surpass 100 on Monday after having so many infectious cases out in the community.

NSW have recorded 566 local cases since June 16.

Ms Berejiklian asked Sydneysiders to assume that they have the virus or anyone they're interacting with have the virus.

"It's important to assume when you're leaving home, given the numbers are what they are, it's important to assume that you have the virus or anyone you're interacting with has the virus," she said.

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