As NSW opens up for the double-vaxed, the Hunter New England region recorded 82 new cases of COVID, bringing the total of active cases to 1,136.
Hunter New England health said there were 24 active cases in hospital, with three in intensive care.
The breakdown of cases were:
- 28 in Lake Macquarie
- 14 in Cessnock
- 9 in Newcastle
- 7 in Maitland
- 4 in Port Stephens
- 3 in Muswellbrook
- 1 in the Upper Hunter LGA, (plus two in Gunnedah and 10 in Tamworth.
Of the new cases, 47 were infection in the community, 62 cases were linked to known cases and were of unknown origin.
The state has recorded 496 new locally acquired COVID cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday, as well as eight additional deaths.
More to come.
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