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Hunter regions hit triple digits in COVID-19 cases

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The Hunter New England Health District has hit triple digits, the highest recorded number to date, in COVID-19 cases.

It recorded 103 across the regions making up a quarter of the New South Wales figures at 406.

The Upper Hunter has gone a third consecutive day without any new reported cases.

The new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 1,995. There are currently 1,146 active cases.

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

79 are linked, 15 are unlinked and nine are still under investigation.

41 were infectious in the community, 53 were isolating while infectious and nine are still under investigation.

A breakdown of today's cases:

19 are from Tamworth Regional LGA

- 8 in Tamworth

- 7 in Oxley Vale

- 3 in South Tamworth

- 1 in West Tamworth

18 are from Newcastle LGA

- 4 in Lambton

- 3 in Wallsend

- 3 in Bar Beach

- 2 in Mayfield

- 2 in Merewether

- 1 in Maryland

- 1 in Stockton

- 1 in Fletcher

- 1 in Jesmond

16 are from Cessnock LGA

- 5 in Branxton

- 4 in Cessnock

- 2 in Greta

- 1 in Abermain

- 1 in Cliftleigh

- 1 in East Branxton

- 1 in Kearsley

- 1 in Weston

15 are from Lake Macquarie LGA

- 3 in Windale

- 2 in Barnsley

- 2 in Belmont

- 2 in Macquarie Hills

- 1 in Belmont North

- 1 in Charlestown

- 1 in Cooranbong

- 1 in Edgeworth

- 1 in Gateshead

- 1 in Warners Bay

13 are from MidCoast LGA

- 9 in Taree

- 3 in Forster

- 1 in Glenthorne

12 are from Maitland LGA

- 4 in Raworth

- 2 in Rutherford

- 2 in Woodberry

- 1 in East Maitland

- 1 in Largs

- 1 in Metford

- 1 in Maitland

8 are from Port Stephens LGA

- 7 in Raymond Terrace

- 1 in Karuah

2 are from Gunnedah LGA

- 1 in Curlewis

- 1 in Gunnedah