NSW records biggest daily spike of Covid outbreak
NSW has reported 38 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 on Thursday as the state continues to grapple with a widespread outbreak in Sydney.
It is the highest number of daily cases since the outbreak began on June 16 and poses serious questions over contact tracers' ability to get on top of the spread of infection.
Twenty of the latest cases were partly or fully in the community whilst infectious.
"Those numbers are too high," Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned.
She said there needs to be a change in behaviour to ensure cases don't flare further.
"Please stop visiting people indoors, outside your family, your household. Your immediate family means those you live with," Ms Berejiklian said.
"It doesn't mean extended family or friends. That goes across the board across any person who is in lockdown."
Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant reiterated the premier's stance, stressing it is "critical we minimise our movements" as the virus was detected across several households.
She clarified family meant those in your household, and visits to relatives in other premises were not permitted.
Concerned about compliance to the lockdown, Dr Chant delivered yet another message to young residents.
"You have a great role to play," she said.
"It is critical that everyone sees themselves at risk."
The source of twelve of the latest cases are under investigation.