Stunned TikTok users have flooded an Australian comedian’s account after he accurately predicted there would be 97 new Covid cases in NSW on Wednesday.
Jon Bernardk, who uses the handle @jonbernardk, posted a video of him revealing his “spot on” estimate on Tuesday night.
“I know how many cases there’s going to be tomorrow, no need for an update Gladys,” he said.
“Given that there’s 30 infectious cases in the community, plus how contagious the Delta strain is, you also have to factor in the circumference of southwest Sydney, plus the amount of households in Fairfield with 11 children, I can conclude there will be 97 cases tomorrow.
“Stitch this one up when I’m right,” he said.
Many initial viewers were quick to doubt his calculations and argued the number of cases would be higher or lower.
Mr Bernardk maintained he was correct and told people they would come back to his account when they learned he was right.
Which is exactly what they did after NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced 97 new Covid cases on Wednesday morning.
“I searched for your TikTok when I saw 97! You are right,” one woman said.
“Thank you for acknowledging my maths,” Mr Bernardk responded.
“Omg you were right! How did you know?” another person wrote.
“Yes I am correct. It’s simple maths,” Mr Bernardk said.
Other viewers questioned his maths abilities and said it was obvious the comedian had been told the number after the 8pm Covid case cut-off.
“Mad. Now guess tomorrow’s numbers before 6pm,” one man said.
“Guys he has access to the spreadsheet!” another wrote.
“Y’all relax, they just gave him early access to the script,” a woman chimed in.
Speculation about the comedian having insider information grew on Thursday when he again accurately predicted the number of new cases — 65.
The first video has now been viewed more than 13k times and has attracted hundreds of comments.
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