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Aug 30, 2021

Intensive care cases in Australia’s New South Wales will hit a peak in October as COVID-19 infections accumulate, said the premier of the country’s most-populous state, which reported record daily new infections on Monday.

New South Wales, the epicentre of Australia’s current outbreak, declared a record 1,290 new cases as the nation struggles to contain the highly contagious delta variant.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the state was preparing for additional hospitalizations as infections pile up, before increased vaccination coverage starts to ease the pressure.

“We anticipate that the worst month, the worst time for our intensive care unit, will be in October,” Berejiklian said in the state capital Sydney.

“We will need to manage things differently because we are in the middle of a pandemic, but we will cope.”

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