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NSW COVID-19 Case Numbers Spike as RAT Results Added to Mix

NSW COVID-19 numbers have risen sharply since Wednesday as around 82,000 cases were added by residents registering positive rapid antigen test (RAT) results. This comes as RAT registration went live on Wednesday morning via the ServiceNSW app directly to NSW Health. In an interview with the Seven Network’s Sunrise program on Thursday, Digital Minister Victor Dominello said he expected the number to be high because although registration only started on Wednesday, people have been asked to enter positive RAT results from as far back as Jan. 1. “As of this morning, it’s 82,000 over 12 days,” said Dominello. “This is not just people putting in their data from yesterday, it’s people having rapid antigen tests on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th of January and we’re putting all that data together.” He said that the critical reason for the RAT result registration is to get the data to NSW Health in order to identify …

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