New South Wales Records Eight New Omicron COVID-19 Cases

New South Wales recorded another eight new Omicron variant cases on Thursday.

NSW Health said the total number of Omicron infections has risen to 42 but has not recorded any hospital admissions with the Omicron variant so far.

The state reported 420 cases of COVID-19 and one death in the last 24 hours.

However, Premier Dominic Perrottet said he’s been optimistic about the data so far, and the government was closely monitoring the spread and severity of the Omicron variant.

“Ultimately, let’s look at the position we’re in today. There are 420 cases, we have low hospitalization rates, and there are a small minority of people who haven’t [been vaccinated],” Perrottet said.

Perrottet added that he was not concerned about delays to the NSW roadmap to lift restrictions next week for mandatory mask rules and QR code check-ins.

Meanwhile, Sydney Local Health District said 45 people had been diagnosed with COVID-19 linked to a trivia night at the Oxford Tavern in Petersham on November 30.

NSW Health also confirmed that three of the new Omicron cases attended a party at a Sydney Harbour party boat cruise on Sunday, with 140 people on board.

NSW Health urged all attendees “to immediately get tested, isolate and await further public advice.”

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