NSW has recorded 10 new cases of local transmission on Thursday.
Five are linked to the Avalon cluster, three are linked to the Croydon cluster and one is linked to a medical transport worker. The final case, from western Sydney, remains under investigation.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian repeated her warnings that Sydneysiders should stay home this New Year's Eve, and asked for more residents even with the mildest of symptoms to get tested. There were 27,894 tests reported to 8pm last night.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian.Credit:Jessica Hromas
Meanwhile, Victoria has recorded a further three local cases of COVID-19 on top of the three cases announced last night.
Gatherings in homes in Melbourne for New Year's Eve will be restricted to 15 people, down from 30, and masks will again be mandatory indoors.
Acting Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan said that if you were planning a New Year's Eve party, "you will need to reduce your numbers".
"From 5pm tonight masks will be mandatory indoors. If you are planning to leave your home at the moment, we ask people to carry their masks with them, we are now asking them to wear a mask if they are indoors in any location which is not their private home," she said.
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