Covid NSW: Kerry Chant suggests Covid positive people wear masks in supermarkets

NSW’s top doctor has made a major call on masks as Covid rates in Sydney soar towards levels not seen since the end of last year.

Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant has asked people testing positive with Covid-19 to wear masks in supermarkets in a press conference on Thursday morning.

COVID-19 rates have hit a “high” in NSW over the last two weeks, with health authorities suggesting it may surpass numbers recorded in December 2022.

There were 6,757 cases of Covid-19 reported in the last week.

Almost 18 per cent of PCR tests came back positive over the last fortnight, according to the latest NSW health data.

Indicators suggest activity is higher than the 2023 winter peak, and across greater Sydney is approaching levels observed in December 2022.

Influenza and RSV cases have declined in the last two weeks and emergency department presentations for influenza-like illness and bronchiolitis were stable.

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