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31 new cases of COVID-19 in the Hunter New England Health District


There has been another increase in the number of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases in the Hunter New England Health District (HNEH). 

An additional 31 cases have been confirmed since HNEH's last update on Tuesday afternoon.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the District to 103.

Currently five COVID-19 patients are being cared for in our hospitals, two in ICU. Daily wellness checks continue to be undertaken with all other confirmed cases in the District.

Hunter New England Health is contacting close contacts of the new cases, who are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days from last contact. They will be contacted every day to check that they are well and any contact who develops COVID-19 symptoms will be tested for the infection.

The breakdown of cases in the HNEH District looks like this: