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.
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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