Zero cases in Hunter New England Health District but lockdown extended

The Hunter New England Health District has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

The total for the district stays at 168.

  • There are 110 active cases
  • 700 close contacts are in isolation
  • 31 people are currently being cared for in hospital. 0 are in ICU
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Despite the stabilisation of cases in the district, the lockdown has been extended for a further two weeks until September 10.
“We’re on a knife edge in the regions, we need to take pressure off the health system,” said Deputy Premier John Barilaro.
“Sewerage surveillance is still showing fragments in parts of NSW where we have no known cases.”
“It’s a timber box ready to explode.”
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