I thought so too, but after looking at the number of tests vs confirmed case numbers for the last 24 hours, I concede my opinion is unfounded.You just absolutely know NSW are fudging the covid figures based on today's numbers....
Cases reported go down, death numbers stay the same... The reason being, the system has more compulsory reporting on deaths that can't be fudged, unlike the case numbers.
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NSW had 83,498 new tests in the 24 hours leading up to 8pm 10 October with 498 new cases in the same timeframe.
Vic had 73,138 test results received (last 24 hours) with 1,612 cases acquired locally (last 24 hours)