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Hunter New England has highest COVID-19 cases in NSW

New South Wales recorded 332 new locally acquired coronavirus cases on Saturday, with the highest number of infections coming from the Hunter New England Local Health District.

23/10/2021 7:05:00 AM

New South Wales recorded 332 new locally acquired coronavirus cases on Saturday, with the highest number of infections coming from the Hunter New England Local Health District .

New South Wales recorded 332 new locally acquired coronavirus cases on Saturday, with the highest number of infections coming from the Hunter New England Local Health District .

"A woman in her 70s from Sydney's northwest died at Hornsby Hospital. She was not vaccinated," NSW Health said in a statement. "A man in his 60s died at Mercy Place Albury Aged Care Facility where he acquired his infection. He had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. It is the second death linked to an outbreak at this facility."

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Residents in several regional areas have been put on alert after fragments of the virus were detected in sewage samples. "NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in sewage samples collected from across NSW,"the statement said.

"(Locations include) Dungog and Branxton in the Hunter, Jerilderie, Inverell, Bonny Hills, Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour, Dunbogan, Wagga Wagga (Kooringal catchment) and Bega, Moruya and Narooma on the south coast where there are no known recent cases." headtopics.com

"Everyone in these areas is urged to monitor for the onset of symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received." Health authorities have released advice for residents taking part in Halloween activities on October 31. 

"NSW Health encourages those planning to celebrate Halloween to do so in a COVID-safe way, in line with public health orders," the statement said. "NSW Health's tips for a COVID-safe Halloween include keeping celebrations local and outside, not sharing costume face masks and providing individually wrapped treats rather than communal lolly bowls.

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