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Sydney COVID-19 patient, 21, fearing for his health in hospital

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A 21-year-old Sydney man says he fears for his health after doctors warned his COVID-19 symptoms are likely to worsen in coming days.

A 21-year-old Sydney man says he fears for his health after doctors warned his COVID-19 symptoms are likely to worsen in coming days.

Jett Stanton tested positive to the virus the day before he was booked in for a vaccination.

He is at Liverpool Hospital a week into the illness, which has seen him battle cold sweats, intense headaches, a blocked chest and throat. He now fears what's coming.

"The doctor explained to me it's normally the second week when it hits you the hardest," Mr Stanton told 9News.

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Jett Stanton tested positive to the virus the day before he was booked in for a vaccination.

"And the fact that I'm not in the second week yet, I don't know what to expect.

"That's probably the scariest part of it."

NSW today recorded 830 new locally acquired coronavirus cases, surpassing yesterday's record spike of 825.

Three people died from COVID-19, taking the total death toll from the current outbreak to 71.

Of the 825 cases, 100 cases are aged between zero and nine.

The source of infection for 693 of today's cases is under investigation. Additionally, 137 are linked to a known case or cluster, 118 are household contacts and 19 are close contacts.

About 80 per cent of today's new coronavirus cases are in Sydney's 12 LGAs of concern.

"The entire public health team and police are constantly working with us to look at what we could do in regards to those areas that have consistent zero," NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said.

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NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.

From 12.01am on Monday these LGAs enter even stricter restrictions, with a curfew coming into place from 9pm-5am.

There are still fears numbers in NSW could soon surpass 1000 COVID-19 cases per day after a huge spike in numbers this week.

Australia's Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly today labelled NSW's COVID-19 numbers an "unfortunate" new record but said it was a "situation we've been planning for".

"The number of (COVID-19 patients) presenting to hospital intensive care are increasing," Professor Kelly told a press conference from Canberra today.

"This is something we have been planning for 18 months, exactly this sort of situation."

He said the key component to dealing with COVID-19, particularly the new Delta variant, is vaccination.

"We've been saying that for some months now," he said.

"Just on numbers of vaccines, another record day in terms of weekend… 196,000 doses on a Saturday, that is extraordinary.

He said in just four days 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccines were given across Australia.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/covid19-nsw-young-sydney-man-tested-positive-to-covid19-the-day-before-his-jab/6e0550ab-a1ab-4491-b61c-902860db6fe2

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