On Thursday, NSW recorded its worst day in the outbreak to date, with 124 locally acquired cases.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The number of infectious cases in the community sat at 48 – a figure health authorities insist must be closer to zero before restrictions are finally lifted.
The concerning rise in case numbers prompted Ms Berejiklian to warn the transmissibility of the virus is 'unlike anything seen before', with more than half of people who have contracted the Delta strain under the age of 55.
Ms Berejiklian said people should seek advice from their doctor if they are under 40 and are considering the AstraZeneca jab.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (pictured) has urged under 40s in her state to consider getting the AstraZeneca vaccine
Anyone aged over 40 can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine (pictured) from a NSW Health vaccination hub or approved pharmacist
'If you're under 40 and want AstraZeneca, please, please check with your GP. If your GP gives you the green light, please get the vaccine. Please, please, come forward and get vaccinated,' she said.
Ms Berejiklian also stressed it was 'critical for us to have as much of our population vaccinated' quickly.
'We know the