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Record Covid cases in NSW overshadow other statistics which reveal the outbreak will inevitably get worse

Analysis: The state government is in danger of losing control of this Delta wave yet we’re getting less information when transparency should be the top priority

The headline figure that New South Wales had reported a record 633 new Covid cases obscured some other truly terrible statistics in the latest press conference by the NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian. These reveal some alarming trends.

The first of these was the revelation that the current reproduction number of the virus, its R factor, is 1.3 – well over the rate of 1.0 which is needed to stabilise case numbers. At present, each positive person is infecting 1.3 others.

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