136 new cases in the preceding 24 hours despite tighter lockdown restrictions.  Of those new cases, 53 were in the community for their full infectious period.Numbers gaining pace over the past fortnight: 50, 77, 112, 89, 97, 65, 97, 111, 105, 98, 78, 110, 124, 136Current state of affairs has:137 in hospital32 in ICU6 deathsNSW Premier Gladys Berejikilian says restrictions will not be removed as was planned on July 30.  (D'uh)has called on Australia's Prime Minister to prioritise getting doses of the Pfizer vaccine to SydneyA 'National Emergency' has been declared in relation to the Sydney outbreak. Sydney is Australia's largest city. Invest in yourself. See our forex education hub.