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COVID-19 cases rise in the Hunter

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Yesterday's lowered numbers were short-lived as the Hunter regions see another spike in virus cases.

The Hunter New England Health District have recorded 78 newly confirmed in the last 24-hours - while is a leap from the 47 recorded the day before.

The 78 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 1,892.

19 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital and four are currently in ICU.

54 are linked, 20 are unlinked and four are still under investigation.

38 were infectious in the community while 36 were isolating during their infectious period.

NSW recorded 444 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19.

Two new cases were acquired overseas, and five previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation.

The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 69,804.

NSW Health reported the deaths of four people – three men and one woman.

A breakdown of HNEH cases:

22 are from Cessnock LGA

- 9 in Cessnock

- 2 in Bellbird

- 2 in Cliftleigh

- 2 in Greta

- 2 in Kearsley

- 1 in Aberdare

- 1 in Abermain

- 1 in Ellalong

- 1 in Paxton

- 1 in Stanford Merthyr

14 are from Lake Macquarie LGA

- 3 in Edgeworth

- 2 in Warners Bay

- 2 in Windale

- 1 in Belmont North

- 1 in Booragul

- 1 in Macquarie Hills

- 1 in Teralba

- 1 in Toronto

- 1 in Highfields

- 1 in West Wallsend

14 are from Newcastle LGA

- 5 in Birmingham Gardens

- 4 in Mayfield

- 2 in Wallsend

- 1 in New Lambton Heights

- 1 in Shortland

- 1 in Waratah

12 are from MidCoast LGA

- 6 in MidCoast

- 4 in Cundletown

- 1 in Forster

- 1 in Wingham

7 are from Port Stephens LGA

- 4 in Raymond Terrace

- 1 in Wallalong

- 1 in Bobs Farm

- 1 in Williamtown

7 are from Maitland LGA

- 3 in Rutherford

- 2 in Millers Forest

- 1 in Bolwarra Heights

- 1 in Telarah

2 are from Tamworth Regional LGA

- 1 in Calala

- 1 in South Tamworth