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18 new cases of COVID-19 in the Hunter district

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Hunter New England Health District have identified 18 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the past 24-hours.

It takes the total number in the current outbreak to 310 - with currently 161 active cases.

Five are from Newcastle LGA - two in Mayfield and one in Mayfield West, Elemore Vale and Hamilton South.

Five are from Lake Macquarie LGA - two in Arcadia Vale and one in Balcolyn, Blackhalls Park and Boolaroo.

Four are from Port Stephens LGA - one in Salamander Bay, Nelson Bay, Anna Bay and Soldiers Point.

Two are from Maitland LGA - both in Tenambit.

Two are from Cessnock LGA - one in Greta and one in Weston.

Nine of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital, while zero are in ICU.

Eight of the cases are linked, two remain unlinked and eight are under investigation by health experts.

Two were isolating in their infectious period and eight were infectious in the community.

There are 546 close contacts across the Hunter in isolation.

For further information visit theHunter New England Health Website.