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40 infectious while in the community of the Hunter regions

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There were 40 infectious cases of COVID-19 present within the community over the last 24-hours. 

It follows from the Hunter New England Health data which confirmed 59 new cases were identified. 

It means 67 percent of the cases were out within the regions while 15 were in isolation.

One case was recorded within the Upper Hunter, located in Singleton. 

The new cases take the overall total in the current outbreak to 2,680 - with 924  currently active cases.

27 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital and six are in ICU.

46 cases are linked, 9 are unlinked, and  four are still under investigation.

Meanwhile, New South Wales recorded 294 locally acquired cases.

A breakdown of today's case:

19 are from Newcastle LGA

- 4 from Elermore Vale

- 3 from Maryland

- 2 from Carrington

- 2 from Jesmond

- 2 from Mayfield

- 1 from Hamilton South

- 1 from Islington

- 1 from Mayfield West

- 1 from Merewether

- 1 from The Hill

- 1 from Tighes Hill

16 are from Lake Macquarie LGA

- 5 from Bolton Point

- 3 from Windale

- 1 from Belmont South

- 1 from Blacksmiths

- 1 from Cardiff

- 1 from Cardiff South

- 1 from Carey Bay

- 1 from Charlestown

- 1 from Gateshead

- 1 from Morisset

7 are from Cessnock LGA

- 2 from Mulbring

- 1 from Cessnock

- 1 from Cliftleigh

- 1 from Kurri Kurri

- 1 from Millfield

- 1 from Weston

6 are from Port Stephens LGA

- 5 from Raymond Terrace

- 1 from Tomago

4 are from Maitland LGA

- 2 from Thornton

- 1 from Gillieston Heights

- 1 from Rutherford

2 are from Armidale LGA

- 2 from Armidale

1 is from MidCoast LGA

- 1 from Harrington

1 is from Singleton LGA

- 1 from Singleton

1 is from Dungog LGA

- 1 from Clarence Town

1 is from Tamworth Regional LGA

- 1 from Hillvue

1 is from Moree Plains LGA

- 1 from Moree

For further information visit Hunter New England Health website.

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