The Upper Hunter regions have identified a further 125 new cases of COVID-19 overnight.
The new infections included 59 in Singleton, 34 in the Upper Hunter Shire and 32 in Muswellbrook local government areas.
It follows from the 2,430 new cases diagnosed across the Hunter New England.
There are currently 18,821 active cases in the district, with 99 of those cases being cared for in hospital and 11 in ICU.
Hunter New England Health (HNEH) confirmed another two individuals passed away overnight in relation to the virus.
"A man in his 80s from the Lake Macquarie area died at Wyong Hospital.
"He had not received any COVID-19 vaccinations and had underlying health conditions.
"A man in his 70s from the Port Stephens area died at John Hunter Hospital.
"He 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 HNEH said.
Of the 2,430 new cases in the Hunter New England:
- 287 are from Newcastle LGA
- 563 are from Lake Macquarie LGA
- 364 are from Maitland LGA
- 254 are from Tamworth Regional LGA
- 248 are from Cessnock LGA
- 180 are from Mid Coast LGA
- 170 are from Port Stephens LGA
- 60 are from Gunnedah LGA
- 59 are from Singleton LGA
- 49 are from Moree Plains LGA
- 46 are from Armidale Regional LGA
- 34 are from Upper Hunter LGA
- 32 are from Muswellbrook LGA
- 25 are from Liverpool Plains LGA
- 16 are from Inverell LGA
- 15 are from Narrabri LGA
- 15 are from Dungog LGA
- 7 are from Walcha LGA
- 4 are from Tenterfield LGA
- 2 are from Glen Innes LGA
To see vaccination rates by postcode visit https://bit.ly/NSW_Vaccination_by_postcode.