NSW has recorded its first significant increase in daily Covid cases in over a week.
The state's health department announced 374 new locally acquired cases on Thursday, a jump of 91 from Wednesday's 283, and the highest in six days.
The last time cases jumped by more than 80 was on October 13.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has repeatedly stressed cases will rise once again as the impact of reopening takes effect, however he has been reluctant to express just how high he believes infections will rise to.
The state reported one additional Covid-related death, the lowest daily death toll since zero were recorded on August 24.
Analyst Andrew Catsaras tweeted it was the "first indication of a substantial turn" since Sydney ended its lockdown on October 11.
There were 86,235 tests reported in the past 24 hours.
Of eligible residents aged 16 and above, 92.5 per cent have received one dose of vaccine while 82.3 per cent have received both doses.
There are 523 people admitted to hospital with Covid, 124 of whom are in ICU.
It comes as Victoria reported 2,232 local cases on Thursday just hours before it prepares to exit lockdown.
It is the second highest daily case total of any jurisdiction during the pandemic.
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