Covid cases jump to a new Australian record of 2,566 and hospital patients jump by 21

Covid cases in NSW jump to a new daily Australian record of 2,566 amid Omicron outbreak – as hospital numbers remain steady

Christmas plans for thousands of NSW residents are in ruins as Covid cases soar by 2,566, with another 21 admitted to hospital.

NSW Health confirmed the new infections on Sunday morning.

There are 227 people in hospital, 28 of whom are fighting for life in ICU.

No new deaths were recorded overnight on Sunday.

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