COVID-19 cases rise in NSW but at a slower rate

| 25.11,22. 12:36 AM |

COVID-19 cases rise in NSW but at a slower rate

A COVID-19 drive-through testing station.
COVID-19 PCR testing has increased as a fourth wave hits the country. (AP)

COVID-19 cases are still on the rise but at a slower rate than previous weeks in New South Wales, as a fourth waves hits the country.

The wave has a diverse mix of subvariants emerging, including the BR.2 and BQ.1.1 strains, according to NSW Health's weekly surveillance report from the week ending November 19.
There were 37 COVID-19 deaths in NSW and four of those people had not received three doses of a vaccine, according to the report.
Last week, 27,750 people tested positive to COVID-19 in NSW, an increase of 17.6 per cent on the previous week - a trend consistent with each state.
The seven-day rolling average of hospital admissions decreased to 73 admissions from 75, but 511 people were admitted to hospital with COVID-19 in the last week.
There were 59 admissions to ICU in the last week.
PCR testing also increased by 16 per cent.
Flu activity is at low levels but NSW Health still recommends getting the flu vaccine, especially for those travelling to the northern hemisphere.

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