Active case numbers reach highest figure yet of 1479
The number of active coronavirus cases on the Peninsula appears to have levelled off at around 1480, after 10 days in which numbers more than doubled.
Active case numbers now represent more than three per cent of the population, the highest proportion yet recorded.
More than one in six of the Peninsula's population has now had the virus.
Figures from the NSW Government's Covid data and statistics website show a total of 8333 cases, or 17.7 per cent of the population of the 2256 and 2257 postcode areas.
Total active cases more than doubled from 589 to 1323 in 10 days from March 14 to 24, an increase of an average of 73.4 cases per day.
Since then the increase has levelled out to 16.6 cases a day.
The number of active cases increased by more than 2.5 times within the space of a month, from a year low of 548 cases on March 8 to the year high of 1479 on April 1.
Saturday, April 2, recorded a drop of seven active cases to 1472 active cases.
The Peninsula's figures are, however, significantly better than the Central Coast as a whole.
Across the Coast, almost one in five people (19.9 per cent) have had the coronavirus, around one eighth higher than on the Peninsula.
Currently, the number of active cases across the Coast is 3.7 per cent of the population, about one fifth more than the Peninsula's 3.1 per cent.
In a joint statement with other Central Coast State Labor Members of Parliament, Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch advised residents to maintain established practices, including vaccination, social distancing and hygiene practices.
"Deltacron is not the first and will not be the last variant that we see here," she said.
"Please remember to stay vigilant and keep yourself and your loved ones safe as we move into the cooler months.
"Getting vaccinated in our best defence and we urge all residents who have not had their booster to get protected now."
Website, 1 Apr 2022
Covid data and statistics, NSW Government