October 26 11:06 PM

COVID CASES SPIKE THROUGHOUT THE HUNTER WITH 45 NEW CASES

⚠️ 45 confirmed COVID-19 cases

The 45 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 521. There are currently 342 active cases.

▪️ 20 are from Newcastle LGA
– 4 in Newcastle
– 3 in Wallsend
– 3 in Birmingham Gardens
– 2 in Newcastle East
– 1 in Mayfield
– 1 in New Lambton
– 1 in Merewether
– 1 in Waratah
– 1 in Hamilton
– 1 in Mayfield East
– 1 in Bar Beach
– 1 in Wallsend South

▪️ 19 are from Lake Macquarie LGA
– 4 in Toronto
– 4 in Cooranbong
– 3 in Mirrabooka
– 2 in Woodrising
– 1 in Mount Hutton
– 1 in Wangi Wangi
– 1 in Booragul
– 1 in Edgeworth
– 1 in Windale
– 1 in Blackalls Park

▪️ 3 are from Maitland LGA
– 1 in Metford
– 1 in Ashtonfield
– 1 in Green Hills

▪️ 2 are from Cessnock LGA
– 1 in North Rothbury
– 1 in Weston

▪️ 1 is from Port Stephens LGA
– 1 in Tanilba Bay

▪️ 11 of the total active cases are
currently being cared for in hospital.
0 are in ICU.

▪️ 28 are linked. 10 are unlinked, and 7 are still
under investigation.

▪ 29 were infectious in the community.
10 were isolating while infectious.
6 are still under investigation.

▪️ 804 close contacts are in isolation.