A further two deaths has been recorded in the Hunter New England regions overnight in relation to the COVID-19 virus.
Hunter New England Health (HNE) confirmed another two men have passed away after contracting the infection.
"Sadly, we are reporting the death of two men from the Hunter region.
"A man in his 80s from the Port Stephens area and a man in his 50s from the Lake Macquarie area.
"Our sincere condolences go out to their family and friends," a HNEH spokesperson said.
There has been a total of six deaths reported in the region in the past three days, including a Muswellbrook woman and Singleton man.
There was a further 3,410 recorded COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England region in the past 24-hours.
The Upper Hunter diagnosed 103 which included 57 in Singleton, 33 in Muswellbrook and 13 in the Upper Hunter Shire.
There are 27,168 active cases, of which 101 active cases are being cared for in our hospitals and there are 10 in ICU.
Meanwhile, New South Wales leaped once more with 34,759 new locally acquired infections.
Of the 3,410 recorded cases:
- 828 are from Newcastle LGA
- 680 are from Lake Macquarie LGA
- 488 are from Maitland LGA
- 322 are from Port Stephens LGA
- 309 are from Mid Coast LGA
- 211 are from Tamworth Regional LGA
- 204 are from Cessnock LGA
- 72 are from Inverell LGA
- 70 are from Moree Plains LGA
- 57 are from Singleton LGA
- 39 are from Gunnedah LGA
- 36 are from Armidale Regional LGA
- 33 are from Muswellbrook LGA
- 25 are from Dungog LGA
- 13 are from Upper Hunter LGA
- 7 are from Uralla LGA
- 6 are from Liverpool Plains LGA
- 5 are from Narrabri LGA
- 2 are from Glen Innes LGA
- 2 are from Walcha LGA
- 1 is from Gwydir LGA