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Hunter New England Health official David Durrheim says COVID-19 omicron cases will keep climbing after Christmas lull.

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated December 29 2021 - 9:59pm, first published 5:20am

The Hunter's top public health official says omicron cases will keep rising after hospital admissions surpassed the peak of the delta outbreak on Wednesday.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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