78 new cases for NSW as Premier applauds "enormous benefit" of frequent Fairfield community testing

78 new cases for NSW as Premier applauds "enormous benefit" of frequent Fairfield community testing

NSW reported 78 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night including 27 who were infectious while in the community, as Premier Gladys Berejiklian reiterates hopes that difficult lockdown decisions made will start to produce lower numbers by the end of this week.

The Premier says workplaces and households continue to be the main sources of infection, both in key areas concern in Southwest Sydney but across Greater Sydney where new daily cases continue to trickle in.

"No matter what you do and where you live, if you must go to work please make sure you think about your situation," the Premier said.

"If you have symptoms, you shouldn't be going to work.

"And if you live in the Fairfield area in particular, please make sure you get tested every three days before you go to work. That is really providing enormous benefits to us in capturing cases which otherwise may have been undetected. And we're very, very grateful that that's occurring."

Berejiklian added 6,000 businesses have had their applications processed for support to date.

Updated at 11:21am AEST on 20 July 2021.

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