Coronavirus Australia: Covid deaths and hospitalisation drop as NSW records 30,825 new cases

NSW records its first fall in ICU patients since the Omicron outbreak began as state’s Covid cases drop to 30,825

NSW has recorded a drop in Covid-19 cases and hospitalisations as the virus claimed another 25 lives.

The state recorded 30,825 cases on Thursday, a drop of almost 1500 infections reported a day earlier. 

The number of patients in being treated in hospital and ICU have declined in the last 24 hours for the first time during the Omicron outbreak.

There are currently 2,781 cases in hospital with 212 in intensive care, down from 2863 and 217 recorded on Wednesday.

Cases and hospitalisations have declined in NSW as the state recorded 25 more deaths

From the 30,825 new infections, almost 17,650 were detecting from PCR testing  while 13,178 cases self-reported their positive rapid antigen results

Almost 30 per cent of the state’s population aged over-16 have now rolled up their sleeves for their third dose.

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