NSW confirms record 633 cases, Melbourne lockdown tightens

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NSW has recorded 633 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8:00 pm yesterday.

It is the largest daily total every recorded in the state.

550 of the new cases were in Western and south-west Sydney.

NSW also recorded three deaths – a man in his 60s, as well as two men from Western Sydney in their 70s.

Victoria

Melburnians have had a freeze put on late-night weekend public transport services (Picture: David Crossing)

Victoria has recorded 24 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, 18 of whom were in quarantine while infectious.

Melbourne’s lockdown, which will run until September 2, has been tightened further with the cancellation of late-night weekend public transport.

No trains, trams or buses will run between 1:00am and 5:00am on Saturdays and 1:00am and 6:00am on Sundays for the next two weeks.

The announcement of the cancellation, which the government said was the same setting in place during last year’s second wave, comes a day after playgrounds were closed and a curfew was put in place.

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