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NSW Health confirms some cases of COVID-19 in the Upper Hunter

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NSW Health has confirmed some cases of COVID-19 in the Upper Hunter region.

According to the NSW Health website, there has been at least one confirmed case in both the Singleton and Upper Hunter Shire areas – the data that is frequently updated shows 1 to 4 cases in both areas.

The most recent update from the Hunter New England Health (HNEH) District on Thursday afternoon shows an additional 21 cases across the district bringing the total number of cases to 124.

Hunter New England Health has confirmed that 15 of these cases are spread across the Cessnock, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Dungog and Upper Hunter Local Government Areas.

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.

With regard to how the cases and how they’ve been contracted more than 90 have been contracted from overseas and more than 20 have locally acquired COVID-19 after having contact with a confirmed case.

For the latest information from NSW Health and HNEH: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

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