The surge in today’s cases is believed related to rapid antigen test results being recorded for the first time.
Today’s case numbers come from 134,411 tests, up from 71,352.
Hospitalisations remain on the rise, with 2242 people in hospital and 175 in ICU.
The state recorded 40,127 new coronavirus cases, with hospitalisations rising to 946 patients and 112 in ICU.
NSW clocked up 25,870 infections yesterday, amid rising hospitalisations and 11 deaths.
They include single-pack limits on toilet paper and a two-pack restriction for painkillers.
After that experience, and hearing the premier talking about the system being strong… it’s just not,” Melanie Moir’s husband, Alex, said.
“The healthcare workers on the ground are doing an amazing job, but they can’t provide the level of care that they want to.”