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177 new cases of COVID-19 in the Upper Hunter

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Hunter New England Health confirmed a further 177 new cases of COVID-19 present within the Upper Hunter regions overnight. 

The new infections included 79 in Singleton, 56 in the Upper Hunter Shire and 42 in the Muswellbrook local government areas. 

The 177 cases are in conjunction with the overall total of 1,689 new cases recorded in the Hunter New England in the past 24-hours. 

There are currently 8,675 active cases in the district, 70 of which are being cared for in hospital while six remain in ICU. 

Hunter New England Health also confirmed the death of a Lake Macquarie man overnight.

"Sadly a man in his 70s from the Lake Macquarie area died at John Hunter Hospital.

"He was a resident of the Kilpatrick Court aged care facility in Toronto, where he acquired his infection.

"He had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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

Meanwhile, New South Wales recorded 23, 131 new locally acquired cases. 

1,344 citizens are in hospital across the state and 105 in ICU. 

A breakdown of today's HNE cases:

- 347 are from Lake Macquarie LGA

- 230 are from Newcastle LGA

- 233 are from Maitland LGA

- 195 are from Cessnock LGA

- 137 are from Tamworth Regional LGA

- 122 are from Port Stephens LGA

- 94 are from Mid Coast LGA

- 79 are from Singleton LGA

- 56 are from Upper Hunter LGA

- 42 are from Muswellbrook LGA

- 42 are from Narrabri LGA

- 32 are from Moree Plains LGA

- 27 are from Armidale Regional LGA

- 22 are from Dungog LGA

- 10 are from Gunnedah LGA

- 9 are from Inverell LGA

- 7 are from Liverpool Plains LGA

- 3 are from Gwydir LGA

- 1 is from Uralla LGA

- 1 is from Glen Innes LGA

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