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Two COVID-related deaths recorded in the Hunter overnight


Hunter New England Health has confirmed two women have passed away overnight after contracting COVID-19. 

A woman in her 70s and one in her 80s died at the Warabrook Aged Care facility in Newcastle which is where they contracted their infections. 

"The woman in her 90s had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions.

"The woman in her 70s had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions.

"Our sincere condolences go out to their family and friends," a spokesperson from Hunter New England Health said.

It follows as 775 new cases of the infection was diagnosed across the Hunter New England regions in the past 24-hours. 

There are 7,743 active cases in the district, 31 of which are being cared for in hospital while three remain in ICU. 

Of the 775 new cases:

- 187 are from Lake Macquarie LGA

- 185 are from Newcastle LGA

- 122 are from Maitland LGA

- 55 are from Cessnock LGA

- 52 are from Port Stephens LGA

- 47 are from Tamworth Regional LGA

- 31 are from Singleton LGA

- 26 are from Mid Coast LGA

- 14 are from Narrabri LGA

- 12 are from Moree Plains LGA

- 9 are from Gunnedah LGA

- 8 are from Upper Hunter LGA

- 8 are from Armidale Regional LGA

- 7 are from Muswellbrook LGA

- 4 are from Inverell LGA

- 3 are from Dungog LGA

- 2 are from Uralla LGA

- 1 is from Glen Innes LGA

- 1 is from Gwydir LGA

- 1 is from Liverpool Plains LGA

Meanwhile, New South Wales almost doubled in case numbers overnight, recording the highest to date. 

There was 11,201 locally acquired infections of COVID-19, compared to the 6,062 identified the day prior. 

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