Sydney breaks another record amid struggle to suppress Delta

Sydney had a record number of Covid-19 infections, accounting for the bulk of cases in New South Wales as Australia’s most populous state battles to contain the spread of the highly infectious delta variant.

The state saw a record 1,218 daily infections in the 24 hours.Six more people died.

Infections in the most populous state have risen topping 1,000 for the first time last week.

Despite a ramped up vaccination drive and a lockdown in Sydney since the end of June.