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Forth Hunter COVID-19 clinic opens as cases continue to rise

Hunter New England Health is reporting an additional 5 cases of COVID-19, Four of which have returned from overseas and 1 new community transmission reported.

  • A female in her 50s and a male in his 60s are in home isolation after recently returning from Italy
  • A female in her 20s is in home isolation after recently returning from a Pacific cruise
  • A male in his 70s is in home isolation; he is a relative of a previously reported confirmed case of COVID-19
  • A female in her late teens is in home isolation after recently returning from Canada.

This brings the total number of cases to 18 in the Hunter, majority of cases are people who have returned from overseas and Hunter New England Health is working around the clock to prevent community transmission.

Hunter New England Local Health District has opened its fourth COVID-19 clinic, at Belmont Hospital. This is a drive-through clinic where people are screened via phone before presenting. Please call 4923 2211 between 8am-4pm, seven days a week for the clinic.