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74 new cases of COVID-19 in the Hunter regions

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The Hunter New England Health District has identified 74 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24-hours. 

It takes the total number in the current outbreak to 2,429 - with currently 940 active cases. 

Of the active infections, 23 are currently being cared for in hospital and there are three in ICU. 

35 are linked, nine are unlinked, and 30 are still under investigation.

30 were infectious in the community, 14 were isolating while infectious.

Meanwhile, New South Wales recorded 372 new locally acquired cases. 

A breakdown of today's cases:

23 are from Newcastle LGA

- 3 from Elermore Vale

- 3 from Hamilton

- 3 from Hamilton South

- 3 from Jesmond

- 2 from New Lambton Heights

- 2 from Wallsend

- 1 from Adamstown

- 1 from Birmingham Gardens

- 1 from Mayfield West

- 1 from Merewether

- 1 from North Lambton

- 1 from Tarro

- 1 from The Hill

15 are from Maitland LGA

- 6 from Rutherford

- 4 from Metford

- 3 from Woodberry

- 1 from Lorn

- 1 from Thornton

12 are from Lake Macquarie LGA

- 2 from Dudley

- 2 from Macquarie Hills

- 1 from Belmont North

- 1 from Bolton Point

- 1 from Cardiff South

- 1 from Gateshead

- 1 from Pelican

- 1 from West Wallsend

- 1 from Windale

- 1 from Wyee

9 are from Cessnock LGA

- 8 from Cessnock

- 1 from Kurri Kurri

8 are from MidCoast LGA

- 4 from Taree

- 1 from Cundletown

- 1 from Killabakh

- 1 from Purfleet

- 1 from Hawks Nest

4 are from Port Stephens LGA

- 2 from Raymond Terrace

- 1 from Williamtown

- 1 from Karuah

3 is from Tamworth Regional LGA

- 1 from East Tamworth

- 1 from South Tamworth

- 1 from West Tamworth

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