New South Wales has recorded 239 new circumstances of COVID-19 within the final 24 hours marking the best variety of group transmission circumstances for the reason that starting of the pandemic. At the very least 66 of those had been infectious whereas in the neighborhood.”Based mostly on these numbers we will solely assume that issues are prone to worsen earlier than they get higher given the quantum of individuals infectious in the neighborhood,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian mentioned.NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has introduced new restrictions because the state recorded a brand new excessive of 239 new COVID-19 circumstances. (9News)Greater than 110,000 individuals had been examined yesterday – one other report for the state. The Premier introduced new guidelines can be put in place for the eight high-risk LGAs in Larger Sydney.These embody new masks mandates and a 5 kilometre radius for the areas. Earlier this morning NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro this morning admitted it is tough to know “what’s working and what’s not working”.Three new LGAs have been added to the NSW Authorities’s checklist of high-risk areas because the unfold of the Delta pressure exhibits no indicators of slowing.Parramatta gentle rail building halted throughout COVID-19 lockdowns, on 19 July 2021. (Nick Moir)These dwelling in Parramatta, Georges River and Campbelltown will not be allowed to go away their native areas except on the checklist of authorised staff.They be a part of residents within the Fairfield, Liverpool, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland and Blacktown native authorities areas.The tightened guidelines are in response to rising coronavirus circumstances.Talking on At present, Mr Barilaro mentioned the federal government was doing what it may to curb the unfold of the virus.”It is tough to form of quantify what’s working and what’s not working,” Mr Barilaro mentioned.”The fact is, regardless that we proceed to see an increase in numbers, these numbers aren’t accelerating into lots of and lots of. So in a method the restrictions are working however, of course, extra must be executed…I’ve no crystal ball to let you know what to do subsequent.”When requested by Karl Stefanovic how the general public ought to trust in what the NSW authorities is doing, Mr Barilaro mentioned there was “no rule guide”.NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro on At present, July 29, 2021. (9 Information)”I can guarantee the public that they need to have confidence as a result of what we now have executed previously, what we now have in entrance of us.”However we’re not going to fake that we now have each reply as a result of we do not.”However infectious illnesses knowledgeable Professor Robert Booy refuted claims from Mr Barilaro, insisting the state does know what measures had been efficient in crushing the outbreak. “We all know a whole lot of issues which can be working. On daily basis the proof has improved,” Professor Booy mentioned. He mentioned Sydney had “flattened that curve” however case numbers had been nonetheless surging as a result of individuals interacting with each other. “It is already working, however there’s an excessive amount of mixing of individuals. It is fairly easy.”He additionally mentioned expanded hotspot zones in Sydney will assist drive COVID-19 circumstances down.Professor Robert Booy mentioned Sydney’s lockdown may convey numbers down inside a month. (At present)Professor Booy mentioned he has been monitoring Taiwan’s coronavirus figures amid its lockdown and observed similarities to the Sydney outbreak.”I am assured that we’ll see a significant enchancment,” he advised At present.”I adopted the progress of a rustic (Taiwan) that is been one month forward of us.”They’re right down to lower than 20 for the previous few days. Identical variety of individuals, identical stage of Delta drawback. They have it underneath management.”The lockdown throughout Larger Sydney has been prolonged for an additional 4 weeks, as a result of finish on Saturday August 28.Work in different native authorities areas will solely be allowed on unoccupied websites.However there’s a signal of reprieve for some.Fast antigen testing will probably be launched to mitigate the chance of outbreaks.NSW Well being says the four-week extension will enable residents “to considerably improve the uptake of vaccines in areas most affected by the present outbreak and throughout the state”.