LOCKDOWN in Greater Sydney will go on for at least another two weeks from Friday, the state government has confirmed.
Home learning will be required for school students during that period after the state recorded 97 cases of community transmission, 24 of which were infectious in the community.
The lockdown - which includes the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour - is now in place until at least July 30.
"The 24 number is what we have to get down close to zero before we can end the lockdown," Ms Berejiklian said.
The case numbers are the first released since the state and federal relief package for individuals and business were unveiled on Tuesday.
Those support measures also extend to ventures and people who have suffered a downturn in work as a result of the restrictions spanning the state.
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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Fairfield local government area, which has "three quarters of the cases", had reduced its mobility in a promising sign.
"We need those adjoining council areas ... to also reduce their mobility," she said.
Wednesday's numbers continue a streak of cases who have not isolated while infectious.
Ms Berejiklian said the most common transmission was between immediate family members and workmates.
Dr Kerry Chant said there were some cases who were not connected that contact tracers were examining.
"Of today's cases the vast majority were in south-western Sydney," Dr Chant said, adding 70 were from the area.
More than 65,000 people were tested in NSW during the 24-hour period, a figure Ms Berejiklian dubbed "outstanding".
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