Lockdown in Greater Sydney, including Wollongong and Shellharbour, will go on for at least another two weeks from Friday, the state government has confirmed.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has extended the Greater Sydney lockdown a further two weeks, until July 30.
Home learning will be required for school students during that period after the state recorded 97 cases of community transmission to 8pm last night, 24 of which were infectious in the community.
Ms Berejiklian said the Fairfield local government area, which had "three quarters of the cases", had reduced its mobility in a promising sign.
"We need those adjoining council areas ... to also reduce their mobility," she said.
"That means stay home. Don't leave the house unless you absolutely have to."
There were 65,322 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 49,055.
Of the locally acquired cases, 61 were linked to a known case or cluster, 45 were household contacts and 16 were close contacts.
The source of infection for 36 cases remained under investigation.
Sixty cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and seven cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period.
Twenty four cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of six cases remain under investigation.
Two new overseas-cases were recorded for the same period
The current outbreak has seen 864 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June, when the first case in the Bondi cluster was reported.
There are currently 71 cases admitted to hospital, with 20 people in intensive care, four of whom require ventilation.
Of those in ICU, one person is in their 20s, two are in their 30s, two are in their 40s and five are in their 50s.
Of the 97 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm, 70 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 14 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, five are from Sydney LHD, four are from Western Sydney LHD, two are from Northern Sydney LHD and two are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD.
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