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A further two coronavirus cases in the Upper Hunter

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A further two cases of COVID-19 was identified within the Upper Hunter regions. 

The new infections were reported in Singleton's local government area within Darlington and Hunterview. 

It follows after 54 new cases were recorded across the Hunter New England district. 

It brings the total number in the current outbreak to 2,944 - with currently 856 active cases. 

17 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital and  there are four in ICU.

39 cases are linked and nine were unlinked.

36 were infectious in the community, 12 were isolating while infectious and six are still under investigation.

Meanwhile, New South Wales recorded 268 locally acquired cases overnight. 

A breakdown of today's cases:

15 are from Newcastle LGA

- 4 from Hamilton South

- 3 from Wallsend

- 2 from Mayfield

- 2 from New Lambton

- 1 from Adamstown

- 1 from Carrington

- 1 from Islington

- 1 from Merewether

10 are from MidCoast LGA

- 5 from Taree

- 2 from Forster

- 2 from Tuncurry

- 1 from Tea Gardens

7 are from Lake Macquarie LGA

- 1 from Jewells

- 1 from Morisset

- 1 from Mount Hutton

- 1 from Redhead

- 1 from Swansea

- 1 from West Wallsend

- 1 from Windale

6 are from Cessnock LGA

- 2 from Kearsley

- 1 from Cessnock

- 1 from Greta

- 1 from Kurri Kurri

- 1 from Neath

6 are from Tamworth Regional LGA

- 5 from Tamworth

- 1 from West Tamworth

4 are from Port Stephens LGA

- 2 from Raymond Terrace

- 1 from Anna Bay

- 1 from Heatherbrae

3 are from Maitland LGA

- 1 from Bolwarra Heights

- 1 from Chisholm

- 1 from Rosebrook

2 are from Singleton LGA

- 1 from Darlington

- 1 from Hunterview

 1 is from Armidale Regional LGA

- 1 from Armidale

To see vaccination rates by postcode visit https://bit.ly/Vaccination_by_postcode.

To view the case location map for NSW visit https://bit.ly/NSW_CaseLocations.

Image: Grant Broadcasters

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