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NSW Covid update: health officials increasingly confident cases will plateau next week

School closures will be ‘last resort’ in case of outbreaks, Dominic Perrottet says as state reports record 29 deaths

Health officials in New South Wales say they are increasingly confident new cases of Covid-19 will begin to plateau next week, as Dominic Perrottet declares that schools will only close as a “last resort” in the case of outbreaks once classes resume.

NSW reported another record day of deaths from the virus on Friday, the third time the peak has been broken this week, with 29 people succumbing. A further 63,018 new cases of Covid-19 were also recorded, 37,938 of those from rapid tests.

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