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A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Tamworth overnight

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A positive case was identified in today's Coronavirus figures in Tamworth overnight.

It comes as there were 24 newly confirmed cases in total across the Hunter New England Health District.

11 were from Newcastle - Three in Shortland, two in Newcastle East, and one in Elermore Vale, Wallsend, Bar Beach, Waratah, Birmingham Gardens and Carrington.

Seven in Lake Macquarie - Two in Morisset, 2 in Edgeworth, and one in Arcadia Vale, Toronto and Dora Creek.

Three in Maitland - One in Rutherford, East Maitland and Thornton

One in Port Stephens - located in Tanilba Bay

One in Tamworth - located in Tamworth.

It brings the total number in the current outbreak to 458 - with 291 active cases.

15 were infectious while in the community, eight were isolating and one remains under investigation by health authorities.

17 are linked to known sources, one is unlinked and six require further investigations.

13 of the total active cases are in hospital and two remain in ICU.

There are 742 close contacts in isolation across the regions.

New South Wales recorded 935 new locally acquired cases overnight.

There were tragically four deaths.