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