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Record high in COVID-19 cases across the Hunter

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The Hunter New England Health District has reached a record high with 82 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in the past 24-hours. 

It takes the total number in the current outbreak to 919 - with currently 600 active cases.

There are 13 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital and two are in ICU.

Of the new cases, 48 are linked, nine  are unlinked, and 25 are still under investigation.

There were 34 were infectious in the community, 27 isolating while infectious and 21 that are still under investigation.

There are 598 close contacts in isolation throughout the district.

A list of the newly confirmed are below:

21 are from Lake Macquarie LGA

- 4 in Edgeworth

- 2 in Woodrising

- 2 in Windale

- 2 in Belmont South

- 1 in Toronto

- 1 in Cooranbong

- 1 in Mirrabooka

- 1 in Booragul

- 1 in Charlestown

- 1 in Dudley

- 1 in Gateshead

- 1 in Glendale

- 1 in Belmont

- 1 in Marks Point

- 1 in Murrays Beach

19 are from Cessnock LGA

- 7 in Kurri Kurri

- 5 in Weston

- 2 in Cliftleigh

- 1 in Cessnock

- 1 in Heddon Greta

- 1 in Kitchener

- 1 in Laguna

- 1 in Neath

17 are from Newcastle LGA

- 3 in Wallsend

- 3 in Mayfield

- 2 in New Lambton

- 2 in Newcastle

- 1 in Merewether

- 1 in Tarro

- 1 in Adamstown

- 1 in Hamilton South

- 1 in Mayfield East

- 1 in Waratah West

- 1 in Rankin Park

17 are from Maitland LGA

- 12 in Woodberry

- 1 in Rutherford

- 1 in Thornton

- 1 in East Maitland

- 1 in South Maitland

- 1 in Farley

 4 are from Port Stephens LGA

- 2 in Raymond Terrace

- 1 in Fern Bay

- 1 in Medowie

4 are from Mid-Coast LGA

- 3 in Gloucester

- 1 in Pampoolah

Tags: coronavirus, covid-19