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Upper Hunter records second COVID related death in 48 hours


An Upper Hunter woman has passed away overnight after contracting COVID-19.

The Muswellbrook resident was in her 80s and has become the second death recorded from the districts in the past 48 hours. 

A second woman, aged in her 80s from Cessnock, was also reported to have passed away.

Case numbers have continued to trickle into the Upper Hunter with a further 152 new infections diagnosed today. 

It included 65 in the Muswellbook Shire, 46 in Singleton and 41 in the Upper Hunter Shire. 

Hunter New England in total recorded 1,661 new cases. 

There are currently 24,146 active cases throughout the regions, with 106 of those cases are being cared for in hospital and nine are in ICU.

New South Wales recorded 25,870 locally acquired infections.

There are currently 2,186 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 170 people in intensive care, 51 of whom require ventilation.

A breakdown of Hunter New England cases:

- 370 are from Newcastle LGA

- 342 are from Lake Macquarie LGA

- 210 are from Maitland LGA

- 148 are from Mid Coast LGA

- 138 are from Cessnock LGA

- 131 are from Port Stephens LGA

- 100 are from Tamworth Regional LGA

- 65 are from Muswellbrook LGA

- 46 are from Singleton LGA

- 41 are from Upper Hunter LGA

- 19 are from Narrabri LGA

- 11 are from Dungog LGA

- 10 are from Inverell LGA

- 9 are from Gunnedah LGA

- 6 are from Liverpool Plains LGA

- 5 are from Armidale LGA

- 4 are from Gwydir LGA

- 4 are from Moree Plains LGA

- 1 is from Tenterfield LGA

- 1 is from Uralla LGA

Residents are reminded if they are directed to get tested for COVID‑19 or self-isolate at any time, they must follow the self-isolation rules.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms it is still important that you have a test and self-isolate until you receive a negative test result.

To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.

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