NSW’s Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant has predicted as many as half the population could contract Covid in the current wave.
Dr Chant said on Friday that not all of those infections will by symptomatic – with many not even knowing they are infected.
‘There will still be people that have not experienced or been exposed to Omicron,’ she said.
Dr Chant made the prediction at a news conference where she confirmed the state had recorded 63,018 infections and 29 deaths in the past 24 hours.
Officials unveiled new modelling which revealed NSW hospitals are coping better than expected with treating Covid-19 patients.
Just 184 patients are currently being treated for Covid-19 in the state’s intensive care wards – well below the capacity of 1,000.
Chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant made the prediction at a media conference on Friday
New modelling has also revealed hospitals are coping better than expected with the surge of Covid-19 patients