SYDNEY: Australia’s city of Sydney has experienced a boom in community cases, more than half of which are still under investigation, with health officials scrambling to regain control. 24 hours to 8 pm. According to reports, on Tuesday night, the state of New South Wales, the epicenter of Australia’s current outbreak, reported 110 new community cases, of which only 54 are linked to a known case or cluster.
The number of unlinked transmissions raised concerns that New South Wales was losing control of the outbreak. Health officials are hopeful that contact tracers will be able to connect the chains. NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer Jeremy McAnalty said: “Hopefully most of them will eventually be linked, but the concern is there are unlinked cases, which means it’s so transmissible, people don’t know. Who are they in contact with? Worryingly, only 37 of these new cases were in isolation during their entire infectious period.
A change is still expected, NSW chief Gladys Berejiklian said on Wednesday, adding that Sydney was yet to see the effects of the tightening restrictions imposed last Saturday. “We obviously went into harsh conditions last week and we don’t understand until the end of this week and early next week what has resulted from those harsh restrictions and I just ask everyone to be patient, ” He said.