Surge continues as Hunter New England Health confirms 25 new COVID-19 cases to bring tally to 72

SURGE CONTINUES: The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England Health region (an area stretching from Newcastle to Tamworth) has reached 72 after an additional 25 were confirmed on Monday night.
SURGE CONTINUES: The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England Health region (an area stretching from Newcastle to Tamworth) has reached 72 after an additional 25 were confirmed on Monday night.

An additional 25 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since Hunter New England Health's update yesterday.

This tally, which was recorded at 8pm on Monday, March 23, brings the total number of Hunter New England confirmed cases to 72.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases by Hunter New England Health

Thursday - 13

Friday - 18

Saturday - 26

Sunday - 30

Sunday night - 47

Monday night - 72

Hunter New England COVID-19 Health staff continue to undertake daily wellness checks with all confirmed cases in the district.

BY THE NUMBERS: Statistics of the 72 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England Health area have been released by authorities this afternoon.

BY THE NUMBERS: Statistics of the 72 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England Health area have been released by authorities this afternoon.

Hunter New England Health is contacting close contacts of the new cases, who are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days from last contact.

They will be contacted every day to check that they are well and any contact who develops COVID-19 symptoms will be tested for the infection.

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