A Sydney mother whose 8-day-old baby tested positive to Covid-19 has recalled one of the scariest moments of her life.
Madeline Woods was unknowingly exposed to the virus at a prenatal clinic before giving birth to her son Hudson at Campbelltown Hospital in Sydney's west.
She was deemed a close contact of a case and tested positive two days after Hudson was born.
Her partner, Mitch, and newborn son also returned positive results, making Hudson the country's youngest Covid case.
"The last two weeks for our little family have been the best but scariest so far," she said.
"Hudson was only eight days old when he tested positive and to date it was the scariest day for us."
In a Facebook post, Woods said the nurses didn't know of any infants younger than eight weeks who had previously tested positive.
Hudson was taken to hospital to be monitored but the family was "on the back end" of the virus now, Woods said.
"He is doing great, although being in the Covid ward at the hospital was scary and upsetting.
"Hearing in the next room to us how sick others are and sirens going off for emergencies really highlights the severity of all of this.
"We're so thankful for how resilient Hudson has been during this time."
Woods and her partner had also recovered well.
"We have been lucky," she said, before praising her family and friends for their support.
"Learning to be parents for the first time, recovering from birth and to have this thrown on top has just highlighted how lucky we are to have all of you around us in support," she said.
Last week it was revealed a four-week-old baby boy had tested positive to Covid after catching the virus from his father, who unknowingly brought it home from work.
NSW recorded 1281 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 and five Covid-related deaths yesterday.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian earlier warned the latest modelling indicated the peak of the state's outbreak would come within the next week.
"That is what the modelling tells us, therefore the likely peak in intensive care beds required will be around early to mid-October."
Modelling shows within Sydney's 12 local government areas of concern, cases will continue to rise until mid-September, when immunity from vaccines takes effect.
As of yesterday, there were 1071 Covid patients in NSW hospitals, with 177 people in intensive care – 67 of whom required ventilation.