The number of daily Covids in New South Wales continues to grow, and the 2482 new infection reported on Saturday was the highest since the start of the pandemic.
Health officials also announced that one person had died from the virus in the last 24 hours.
However, hospitalizations and intensive care unit presentations are relatively low, with 206 people infected with the virus, including 26 ICU patients.
Victoria also recorded 1504 cases and 7 deaths.
The number of cases on Saturday in New South Wales is a jump from the previous record of 2213 on Friday.
As new Omicron variants are rampant across the state, there were 1742 cases in New South Wales on Thursday and 1360 cases on Wednesday.
The Saturday update will take place the day after NSW Health has flagged major changes to the contact tracing system.
The New South Wales Department of Health on Friday said confirmed cases of coronavirus need to identify and warn of their own close contact.
At the beginning of the week, Prime Minister Dominic Perrott said that only intimate contacts in the household or those who attended the venue identified by NSW Health need to be quarantined for seven days.
Instead, fully vaccinated close contact should be tested and quarantined until a negative result is returned.
The mandatory QR code check-in has also been discontinued in many places, including cafes and restaurants.
NSW records the highest Covid-19 number in 2482 new cases
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