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67 new cases in the Upper Huner, another death recorded

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The Upper Hunter has recorded a further 67 new infections of COVID-19 throughout the regions in the past 24-hours. 

The new cases included 38 in Singleton, 17 in Muswellbrook and 12 in the Upper Hunter Shire local government areas. 

Hunter New England in total saw a high of 2,491 daily case numbers. 

Of the new infections, Lake Macquarie recorded the most with 558, while the Newcastle LGA followed in suit at 465. 

Hunter New England Health (HNEH) also confirmed the death of another Hunter man overnight. 

"Sadly, we’re reporting the death of a man in his 60s from the Cessnock area.

"Our  sincere condolences go out to his family and friends," a HNEH spokesperson said. 

Anyone who tests positive using a RAT is now required to register their result with  Service NSW via the website or app under a Public Health Order.

Public Health Physician Dr David Durrheim said registering an  RAT result enables NSW Health to provide advice on self-isolation and managing COVID-19 symptoms at home, to connect high risk people to clinical care  services and to help inform the ongoing public health response.  

"We urge people to get their booster dose as soon as they are eligible to help protect  themselves, their loved ones and the community from the ongoing transmission of  COVID-19.

"People aged 18 years and over are eligible for a booster vaccination if  they had their second dose at least four months ago," he said.

A breakdown of today's cases:

  • 558 from Lake Macquarie LGA
  • 465 from Newcastle LGA
  • 301 from Maitland LGA
  • 234 from Port Stephens LGA
  • 220 from Cessnock LGA
  • 175 from Mid Coast LGA
  • 142 from Tamworth Reg. LGA
  • 105 from Armidale LGA
  • 64 from Inverell LGA
  • 40 from Moree Plains LGA
  • 38 from Singleton LGA
  • 27 from Narrabri LGA
  • 26 from Gunnedah LGA
  • 17 from Muswellbrook LGA
  • 17 from Tenterfield LGA
  • 14 from Walcha LGA
  • 13 from Glen Innes Severn LGA
  • 12 from Upper Hunter LGA
  • 11 from Dungog LGA
  • 10 from Liverpool Plains LGA
  • 2 from Uralla LGA

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