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Virus cases still prominent in the Upper Hunter

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A further four cases of COVID-19 has been identified in the Upper Hunter regions in the last 24-hours. 

Of the newly recorded, three were located in the Muswellbrook LGA and one in the Upper Hunter Shire LGA at Scone. 

It follows after 82 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded throughout the Hunter New England Health District. 

The 82 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 1,768.

There are currently 1,136 active cases.

24 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital and three are currently in ICU.

62 are linked, 14 are unlinked and 6 are still under investigation.

47 were infectious in the community. 29 were isolating while infectious and six are still under investigation by health authorities. 

A breakdown of cases throughout the HNE:

28 are from Lake Macquarie LGA

- 9 in Windale

- 4 in Speers Point

- 3 in Gateshead

- 2 in Bolton Point

- 2 in Macquarie Hills

- 2 in Warners Bay

- 1 in Bonnells Bay

- 1 in Charlestown

- 1 in Cooranbong

- 1 in Marks Point

- 1 in Morisset

- 1 in Belmont South

14 are from Cessnock LGA

- 3 in Kearsley

- 2 in Weston

- 2 in Bellbird

- 2 in Aberdare

- 1 in Branxton

- 1 in Cessnock

- 1 in Cliftleigh

- 1 in Congewai

- 1 in Paxton

10 are from Tamworth Regional LGA

- 5 in South Tamworth

- 5 in Tamworth

9 are from Newcastle LGA

- 3 in Wallsend

- 1 in Birmingham Gardens

- 1 in Fletcher

- 1 in Merewether Heights

- 1 in New Lambton

- 1 in Newcastle

- 1 in Shortland

7 are from Maitland LGA

- 1 in Aberglasslyn

- 1 in Gillieston Heights

- 1 in Metford

- 1 in Raworth

- 1 in Rutherford

- 1 in Telarah

- 1 in Woodberry

4 are from MidCoast LGA

- 3 in Minimbah

- 1 in Wingham

4 are from Port Stephens LGA

- 3 in Raymond Terrace

- 1 in Nelson Bay

3 are from Muswellbrook LGA

- 3 in Muswellbrook

2 are from Gunnedah LGA

- 2 in Gunnedah

1 is from Upper Hunter Shire LGA

- 1 in Scone

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